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COUNTRY & FOLK MUSIC IN MANCHESTER

Buckle & Boots Country Festival

Whitebottom Farm, Stockport
Sunday 26 May 2024
Get ready for an epic celebration of country music as Buckle & Boots Country Festival returns in May 2024! The 2024 edition of Buckle & Boots will take place May 23rd - 26th and is set to be the biggest and best yet to celebrate our 8th yea...

The Staves

Manchester Academy, Manchester
Sunday 26 May 2024
English indie folk trio-turned-duo, Watford sisters Jessica and Camilla Staveley-Taylor, take to the road for the first time following the departure of sister Emily, who has stepped away to focus on motherhood. ...

Jerry Leger & The Situation

The Castle Hotel, Manchester
Sunday 26 May 2024
Songwriters such as Ron Sexsmith, Doug Paisley and outlets such as Rolling Stone and PopMatters have sung the praises of the Toronto folk singer/songwriter, who displays a finely honed artistic vision that has been evident since 2005 when, ...

49 Winchester

Manchester Academy, Manchester
Tuesday 28 May 2024
Virginia-based 49 Winchester is ready and roaring to break onto the scene with its unique brand of tear-in-your-beer alt-country, sticky barroom floor rock-n-roll, and high-octane Appalachian folk. ...

Dana Gavanski

Soup Kitchen, Manchester
Wednesday 29 May 2024
The London-based Canadian indie folk singer-songwriter, of Serbian descent, spins her heartbreaking solitude into beauty with spindling hooks, fantastic dulcet vocal tones and twinkling notes. ...

John Otway

The Strines Nightingale, Stockport
Thursday 30 May 2024
From the age of 9, the cult Buckinghamshire folk punkster knew he wanted to be a pop star. But even at that young age, having listened to his sister's Beatles and Stones records, he knew he would never be able to do what they do. However, w...

Coco

Yes, Manchester
Thursday 30 May 2024
Now Wave presents Coco at YES Basement on 30th May 2024...

Fishermans Dice

Ramona, Manchester
Thursday 30 May 2024
An Indie-Jazz Trio venturing into the world of psychedelia and surf. Their EP (coming out later this year) features Hawaiian, Afro-Cuban and Folk....

Eagles + Steely Dan

Co-op Live, Manchester
Friday 31 May - Saturday 8 June 2024
The Eagles - Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, with Vince Gill, and Deacon Frey - have announced a UK residency at the new Co-Op Live Arena Manchester as part of their acclaimed 'Long Goodbye' tour. Performing at the largest indoor ...

Richard Thompson

Aviva Studios, Manchester
Friday 31 May 2024
World-renowned guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson is a pioneer of British Folk Rock and winner of the coveted Ivor Novello Award for songwriting. Richard Thompson kickstarted his career as co-founder, lead guitarist and songwriter of...

Caoilfhionn Rose

Hallé at St Michael's, Manchester
Friday 31 May 2024
Caoilfhionn Rose (pronounced Keelin), is a singer, songwriter and producer who was born in Manchester, England, with family roots in Northern Ireland and Yorkshire. Emerging from a diverse music scene, she ties together remnants of Manches...

The Seashell Trust Fundraiser

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham
Friday 31 May 2024
A pre-Brit Fest Party with performances from DJ Jugsy, Manchester folk & country singer Neeve Zahra and more... A great night with friends and raising awareness and money for The Seashell Trust - a charity who help children and young adults...

Dear Billy: A Love Letter to The Big Yin

The Lowry, Salford
Saturday 1 June 2024
There's a guy. You know him. You know... big hair, wee beard, glasses, talks like that. You know? You know. The guy... The Big Yin. Billy Connolly needs no introduction. He is a national treasure.  From the shipyards of the Clydeside to h...

Smith & Thell

Manchester Academy, Manchester
Tuesday 4 June 2024
Smith & Thell are a Swedish Grammy-winning folk pop duo, composed of Maria Smith and Victor Thell who first met one another as young teenagers at a local music event in their hometown of Helsingborg. Their music has now accumulated over 20...

Bob Fox, Jez Lowe & Julie Matthews - In the Footsteps of Ewan MacColl

The Met, Bury
Thursday 6 June 2024
A concert of songs and spoken word with Jez Lowe, Bob Fox and Julie Matthews. In the '50s and '60s influential Salford folk singer Ewan MacColl along with Charles Parker and Peggy Seeger created the groundbreaking Radio Ballads broadcasts f...

Carrie Martin @ The Venue in Urmston

The Venue Urmston, Manchester
Thursday 6 June 2024
Appearing in Urmston in Manchester, the wonderfully talented singer-songwriter and guitarist....

Big Country

The Citadel Theatre, St Helens
Friday 7 June 2024
Formed in Dunfermline, Scotland by the former-Skids guitarist Stuart Adamson and childhood friend Bruce Watson, Celtic-inspired Big Country quickly broke worldwide with their ringing, bagpipe-like guitars and anthemic songs helping their Gr...

The Lancashire Hotpots

The Lowry, Salford
Saturday 8 June 2024
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...

Heartbreak - The Tom Petty Show

The Citadel Theatre, St Helens
Saturday 8 June 2024
Heartbreak - The Tom Petty Show perform the greatest hits of Tom Petty, The Heartbreakers, Travelling Wilburys and Stevie Nicks duets. Grammy Award winning artist and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Tom Petty is one of the biggest selling...

Beth Gibbons (Portishead)

Albert Hall, Manchester
Monday 10 June 2024
Singer and lyricist of Bristol folk trip hop legends Portishead, Beth Gibbons releases Lives Outgrown, her debut solo album, in May 2024, following previous projects with Rustin Man, in 2002, and a recording of Gorecki's Symphony No. 3 wit...

Mt. Joy

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Monday 10 June 2024
Steeped in folk-rock tradition and powered by the intuitive creative connection between Matt Quinn (vocals, guitar) and Sam Cooper (guitar), Philadelphia rockers Mt. Joy deliver desperate, spiraling verses and swinging, stubbornly optimisti...

Grace Petrie

The Frog and Bucket, Manchester
Tuesday 11 June 2024
Folk singer, lesbian and checked-shirt-collector Grace Petrie has been incorrectly called Sir every day of her adult life, and, having finally run out of things to write whiny songs about, she's putting down the guitar to try and work out w...

Jodie Nicholson

Yes, Manchester
Tuesday 11 June 2024
Inspired by her dad's love of prog rock, songs that place you in the moment and artists who change sonically with each album, Jodie Nicholson isn't afraid to challenge her singer-songwriter core of delicate melodies and soft instrumentation...

Albert Lee

The Lowry, Salford
Wednesday 12 June 2024
Undoubtedly one of the finest guitarists the world has ever seen, Double Grammy Award Winner Albert Lee is also an accomplished piano player and has a fine singing voice. He has a soulful voice but can equally 'tear it up' rock 'n roll styl...

All That Is Irish

Waterside, Manchester
Thursday 13 June 2024
The Manchester Irish Community cherishes its vibrant musical identity and this evening the House Devils, The Sonas Irish Dancers and the Fianna Phadraig Pipe Band join together in a celebration of Irish dance, music, and song that will set ...

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Friday 14 June 2024
Direct from a week long run in London's West End at the Vaudeville Theatre, a sold out Worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back!Using huge projection photos and original film footage, th...

Pretty Shivers Debut Single Launch @ Sunbird Records

Sunbird Records, Blackburn
Saturday 15 June 2024
Celebrate with Pretty Shivers and friends as they launch their hotly anticipated debut single: Running Away...

Karine Polwart & Dave Milligan

The Stoller Hall, Manchester
Wednesday 19 June 2024
Seven-time winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, including 2018 Folk Singer of The Year, Karine Polwart's latest project is a collaboration with renowned jazz/folk pianist Dave Milligan. Piano and voice isn't a combination that you hear of...

Góbéfest

Cathedral Gardens, Manchester
Friday 21 June 2024
Gobefest was established in 2017 to celebrate the little-known culture and traditions of the Szekler people - a group of ethnic Hungarians living in Transylvania, which is part of Romania. A Gobe is a friendly word for a 'crafty Szekely'. W...

Rich Hall

The Lowry, Salford
Saturday 22 June 2024
Rich Hall Shot From Cannons Fresh on the heels of his critically acclaimed memoirs, Nailing It, Montana's transatlantic messenger returns with new rants, knife-edge observations, thrilling musical interludes and an ever-formidable knack for...

Keith James - The Songs of Leonard Cohen

The Stoller Hall, Manchester
Sunday 23 June 2024
Keith James performs the remarkable songs of Leonard Cohen - stripped back, honest, naked and sensual. With a lifetime reputation of performing with an undying love of the 'pure song', Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen's amazing ma...

Dylan Gossett

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Monday 24 June 2024
Texan Country singer Dylan Gossett enjoyed his international breakthrough in 2023 with his single "Coal", which reached no.55 on the UK singles chart. Gossett's journey from posting songs online to critical acclaim is remarkable. His debut...

Dylan Gossett

Gorilla, Manchester
Monday 24 June 2024
Texan Country singer Dylan Gossett enjoyed his international breakthrough in 2023 with his single "Coal", which reached no.55 on the UK singles chart. Gossett's journey from posting songs online to critical acclaim is remarkable. His debut...

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

Albert Hall, Manchester
Tuesday 25 June 2024
Since the release of the critically acclaimed 'In Memory of Loss' in 2010, Denver's Nathaniel Rateliff has made his way around the world playing his unique brand of soulful folk and supporting the likes of Bon Iver, Mumford & Sons, The Lumi...

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

Albert Hall, Manchester
Tuesday 25 June 2024
Since the release of the critically acclaimed 'In Memory of Loss' in 2010, Denver's Nathaniel Rateliff has made his way around the world playing his unique brand of soulful folk and supporting the likes of Bon Iver, Mumford & Sons, The Lumi...

Bat For Lashes

Aviva Studios, Manchester
Thursday 27 June 2024
The Mercury Prize-nominated indie favourite returns with her first UK headline tour in five years. Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and visual artist Natasha Khan burst onto the music scene nearly 20 years ago as Bat For Lashes. In ...

Mark Radcliffe & David Boardman

Manchester Academy, Manchester
Thursday 27 June 2024
Legendary Bolton broadcaster, writer and musician Mark Radcliffe met David Boardman a few years ago when he moved to Knutsford and they found each other in the Builder's Arms. David is a seasoned singer/songwriter, guitar teacher and fine a...

Mark Radcliffe & David Boardman

Band On The Wall, Manchester
Thursday 27 June 2024
Legendary Bolton broadcaster, writer and musician Mark Radcliffe met David Boardman a few years ago when he moved to Knutsford and they found each other in the Builder's Arms. David is a seasoned singer/songwriter, guitar teacher and fine a...

Rhythm of the Dance

Stockport Plaza, Stockport
Sunday 30 June 2024
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 ...

slomanmusic presents The Unthanks + Special Guests

Todmorden Unitarian Church, Oldham
Sunday 30 June 2024
slomanmusic presents another incredible live music event in a gorgeous venue....

Stevens & Pound - The Silent Planet

RNCM, Manchester
Wednesday 3 July 2024
Award-winning BBC Radio 3 Presenter, Manchester-based percussionist Delia Stevens and three-time BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year nominee, Will Pound, one of the finest harmonica and melodeon players of his generation, present an un...
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