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The Castle Hotel, Manchester
Tuesday 6 June 2023
Richly championed by Elbow's Guy Garvey, Samana's Rebecca Rose and Franklin Mockett take you on an enthralling musical journey, weaving between various musical styles and influences, from progressive folk to an experimental, transcendental ...

Jim Moray

The Stoller Hall, Manchester
Saturday 10 June 2023
Described by The Guardian as "one of the most inventive figures on the folk circuit", over the past two decades of British folk music, Macclesfield multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter Jim Moray has marked himself out as having a singul...

Jack Botts

The Castle Hotel, Manchester
Saturday 10 June 2023
Jack Botts is breath of fresh air out of the Northern Rivers of New South Wales, creating a brand of surf folk drenched in depth and substance. In just a handful of years on the scene, Jack Botts has gone from chippy-turned-busker-into full...

The John Street Revival

Sunbird Records, Blackburn
Saturday 10 June 2023
The John Street Revival are a five piece described as Heartland Rock, Raw Americana with infectious hooks and freewheeling melodies....

Romeo Stodart (The Magic Numbers)

The Irish Club, Warrington
Sunday 11 June 2023
An intimate evening with Romeo Stodart, the lead singer/songwriter for London pop-rockers The Magic Numbers. The band of two brother-and-sister pairs have released five critically acclaimed albums thus far including the self-titled Mercury ...

Dope Lemon

Albert Hall, Manchester
Tuesday 13 June 2023
One half of Angus & Julia Stone, Dope Lemon (aka Angus Stone) has amassed over 400 million streams from his two widely acclaimed albums, Smooth Big Cat (2019) which came in at #2 on the Australian ARIA Album charts, and Honey Bones (2016), ...


Gorilla, Manchester
Tuesday 13 June 2023
Reaching no.18 in the UK charts with their 2010 album "The Courage of Others", Texan band Midlake are one of America's most successful and celebrated folk rock acts. With a fondness for the look and feel of past times, they are in part insp...

Bonnie Raitt

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Wednesday 14 June 2023
Californian GRAMMY Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend Bonnie Raitt is back with her unique brand of folky-blues Americana. 50 years after the release of her debut album, Raitt continues to personify what it means to stay creati...

Arab Strap

Yes, Manchester
Thursday 15 June 2023
Arab Strap's music features frank, unflinching narratives about sex and drugs spoken/sung in a thick Scottish brogue, often backed by drum machines, electronic loops, and sparse guitar melodies. A major part of the Glasgow music scene that ...

Tom Grennan

Delamere Forest, Northwich
Friday 16 June 2023
Chart-topping Bedford indie singer-songwriter Tom Grennan demonstrates his rough, soulful voice in all its facets on his platinum hit singles "Little Bit of Love" and "Let's Go Home Together" (with Ella Henderson) and as a featured artist...

The High Kings

The Lowry, Salford
Friday 16 June 2023
The High Kings, the true heirs of Ireland's Folk Heritage, are delighted to announce new UK dates for June 2022. Finbarr Clancy, Darren Holden, Brian Dunphy and newest member Paul O' Brien make up the band and play 13 instruments between th...

Kris Drever

The Met, Bury
Friday 16 June 2023
Kris Drever is a Scottish folk singer songwriter, who has won multiple awards including an incredible 7 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, two shortlist nominations for Scottish Album of The Year (with his trio Lau) and much acclaim for his solo reco...

Jack Savoretti

Delamere Forest, Northwich
Saturday 17 June 2023
Born in the UK as Giovanni Edgar Charles Galletto-Savoretti, the English-Italian solo artist who goes by Jack Savoretti grew up trekking all over the world. After spending much of his childhood in London, his family moved to the Swiss city ...

The Lancashire Hotpots

The Lowry, Salford
Saturday 17 June 2023
There's only one thing more satisfying than a visit to the chippy and that's an evening with The Lancashire Hotpots. St. Helens' finest are the undisputed kings of the Northern "knees up" with banging comedy folk anthems such as "Chippy Te...

Nearly Dan - The Spirit & Sound of Steely Dan

Band On The Wall, Manchester
Saturday 17 June 2023
Less tribute and more homage, Nearly Dan is saviour to the growing legions of Dan fans, desperate to hear the meticulously crafted grooves and allusive lyrical style of Donald Fagen & Walter Becker. Nearly Dan's approach is faithful, thou...

Choir of outsiders: Eamon Fogarty + Georgie Buchanan

Band On The Wall, Manchester
Saturday 17 June 2023
Choir of Outsiders is a North West based music promoter specialising in contemporary and experimental folk. Come join the chorus....

Kurt Vile and the Violators

New Century Hall, Manchester
Monday 19 June 2023
Philadelphia folk rocker and former lead guitarist of the War on Drugs, Kurt Vile pulls his talents as a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer in unexpected directions - and the result is vibrant, yet meditative music prop...

Ollie West

Sonata Piano and Cabaret Lounge, Manchester
Tuesday 20 June 2023
Ollie West is an acclaimed pianist, singer, songwriter and birdwatching enthusiast based in Manchester. After graduating from the Royal Northern College of Music's esteemed Popular Music programme, he has dedicated his time to his project "...

Drake White

Manchester Academy, Manchester
Wednesday 21 June 2023
Drake White is an accomplished songwriter with a rock-infused, organic country sound and signature footstomp. He continues to stun crowds with his incredible live show and soulful voice. Backed by his band The Big Fire, Drake has toured wit...

Chris Helme (The Seahorses)

The Strines Nightingale, Stockport
Wednesday 21 June 2023
Rising to fame in the 1990s as frontman of indie band The Seahorses York singer-songwriter Chris Helme is now producing acclaimed folk-infused tracks as a solo artist. His enviable back catalogue includes Britpop classics such as 'Love is t...

Peter Gabriel

AO Arena, Manchester
Friday 23 June 2023
The legendary former Genesis star announces his first European tour dates in almost a decade, performing new material from the upcoming album i/o, as well as delving into his incomparable catalogue of hits, fan favorites and the unexpected...

Simply Dylan

The Stoller Hall, Manchester
Saturday 24 June 2023
As straightforward as the title suggests: no frills, no gimmicks, no pretense; Simply Dylan is John O'Connell's personal exploration and celebration of the rich and diverse work of Bob Dylan.O'Connell, formerly of Groundpig, has had his nam...

Amigo the Devil

Gorilla, Manchester
Saturday 24 June 2023
Critically acclaimed banjo-attacking dark folk troubadour Amigo the Devil (aka Danny Kiranos) has become a dark folk anomaly drawing attention from everyone from the likes of Noisey, Consequence of Sound, Kerrang, Brooklyn Vegan and more. L...

Barbara Dickson

Band On The Wall, Manchester
Sunday 25 June 2023
Barbara Dickson returns to perform both classic and more recent material from her extraordinary canon of music across both pop and folk, all with her exceptional band. As a multi-million selling recording artist with an equally impressive O...

Ben Ottewell (Gomez)

The Rose & Monkey Hotel, Manchester
Monday 26 - Tuesday 27 June 2023
As a singer and lead guitarist in rock band Gomez, Ben Ottewell is well known for his unmistakable voice and talent for blistering and inspired guitar solos. Rolling Stone declared, "Gomez's not-so-secret weapon is Ben Ottewell." And as GQ ...

George Borowski

The Strines Nightingale, Stockport
Thursday 29 June 2023
Manchester's own "Guitar George" is off to France permanently, so catch him to wish a fond "Au Revoir"! "I have never seen a rock 'n roll performer so completely connected with what he was doing on stage" Frank Black - Pixies. "Great songs ...

The Saw Doctors

Castlefield Bowl, Manchester
Saturday 1 July 2023
The Saw Doctors are one of Ireland's most successful rock bands, racking up Twenty Top 30 hits including three number 1's and Ireland's biggest ever selling single. This unlikely group of rock superstars continue to win over new fans and we...

Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets)

The Snug Coffee House, Manchester
Saturday 1 July 2023
Tom Hingley, ex Inspiral Carpets frontman will be performing songs from his solo career and the brilliant Inspirals back catalogue. ...

David Kushner

New Century Hall, Manchester
Monday 3 July 2023
Compared to Bon Iver and Hozier, Chicago singer-songwriter went viral on TikTok in 2022 with his song "Miserable Man", which peaked at number 11 on the charts in Norway and number 19 in Ireland, additionally reaching the top 40 in Austral...

The Chicks

AO Arena, Manchester
Tuesday 4 July 2023
Superstars, renegades, innovators, heroes, villains, and moms, The Chicks (formerly the Dixie Chicks) have grown from a Dallas Country band into a cultural phenomenon. Since the release of their debut album, 'Wide Open Spaces' in 1998, thei...

Rhythm of the Dance

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Sunday 9 July 2023
Rhythm of the Dance has brought audiences around the world to their feet for over two decades and is returning with a brand new production. Rooted in Ireland's rich culture and heritage, Rhythm of the Dance takes a different perspective on ...

The Houghton Weavers

The Met, Bury
Saturday 15 July - Friday 15 September 2023
THE HOUGHTON WEAVERS have been entertaining folk for 48 years with their unique blend of popular folk music, humour and audience participation. In their time together, the group have performed thousands of concerts, recorded over 30 albums,...

Hayseed Dixie

The Met, Bury
Saturday 15 July - Saturday 16 September 2023
Hayseed Dixie began one innocent Summer day in 2000, when John Wheeler and Mike Daly drank roughly enough whiskey to float a battleship from the Florida Coast over to Portugal and back and decided to play around in John's studio. Having spe...

The White Buffalo

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Sunday 16 July 2023
As real and honest as they come, Oregon alt folk and country baritone The White Buffalo, aka songwriter Jake Smith, found fame in the Sons Of Anarchy. He delves into various aspects of history through the 19th and early 20th century through...
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