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Manchester Folk Festival 2019: The Drystones

The Drystones are a young duo making big waves on the UK folk scene.

Their live shows deliver breathtaking performances, combining traditional music’s timeless instrumental union of fiddle and guitar with technical mastery, a ‘brave experimental bent’ (David Kidman – FATEA), and an unexpectedly large live sound,

It’s no wonder they’ve been described as ‘indecently talented’ (Mike Harding) and earned themselves a nomination for the 2018 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. Since forming in 2011 to play at their local folk festival in Priddy, Somerset, they have played festivals across the country, including Glastonbury and Sidmouth Folk Week, have supported Seth Lakeman and Steeleye Span, produced two albums and, somehow, squeezed in their music degrees.

“To describe their instrumental style as spirited and animated would be akin to asserting that Bellowhead can be quite an energetic band” Clive Pownceby, Living Tradition

This event is part of Manchester Folk Festival – an urban folk festival. It takes place from 15-20 October 2019, in and around HOME and the city centre. Over the autumn weekend, they present an exhilarating range of events, with the spotlight on contemporary and traditional English folk music.

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