See three of the best emerging English folk acts in HOME, the vibrant hub venue of Manchester Folk Festival. Tickets are available exclusively to people purchasing tickets for another MFF event on Friday.
Friday’s line-up features:
Described by Bright Young Folk as ‘experienced storytellers’ who bring ‘timeless quality’ to their music, Chris Elliott and Caitlin Jones have been playing music together since they met in 2014. Both proudly from Staffordshire, they bring a mix of traditional and self-penned ballads about place and identity, old and new.
Widely regarded as two of the best players and innovators in traditional folk amongst a precociously gifted generation, Tom Moore & Archie Moss’ finely-crafted arrangements wield a rare potency. Having toured with with some of the biggest and brightest acts in the British folk scene, they reconvene to perform as duo, uniting the deep and resolute harmony of Moss’ accordion with the texture and flow of Moore’s viola.
Folk trio Granny’s Attic who play the tradition with verve, energy and their own inimitable style. All exceptional musicians and fine singers they have toured across the UK and Europe since 2009 and been heralded for their lively performances, delivery and traditional songs selection.
This event is part of Manchester Folk Festival – an urban folk festival. It takes place from 21-23 October 2021, 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.