The support act for the World debut performance by 'Mancunia' will be 'The Hayes Sisters' Also Manchester-based their influences come from the traditional music of England and Ireland which they grew up listening to, and songs where harmonies and vocals dominate. Their songs are borne from personal experiences and emotions, inspired by history, politics and literature. Full details and tickets can be found on the website by clicking 'Roots in Manchester'


MANCUNIA will be at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre on Sunday 30th July. Tickets will be on sale tonight via TICKETSOURCE or, using Paypal on this website.


ROOTS IN MANCHESTER in association with 'All Things Considered' is delighted to announce that the new trio 'MANCUNIA' will be making their first ever public appearance at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre in Manchester, this summer. The band comprises Maartin Allcock - multi-instrumentalist from Manchester, living in Harlech; Andy Dinan - twice All-Ireland Fiddle Champion, from Manchester, living in Manchester; Tim O'Connor - Songwriter/guitarist, from Manchester, living in France. Writing on his own website Maart says 'We will be playing all kinds of stuff. Tim O'Connor is a great songwriter and Andy Dinan's fiddle playing is awesome. This is eclectic. We're tackling some


The date for this year's commemoration gathering has been set for Sunday 20th August. Full details will be posted here and on the 'Peterloo Memorial Campaign' Facebook page in due course. Mike Leigh's film 'Peterloo' is now in rehearsal, with exciting news about the cast due very soon. Release is scheduled for 2018. We also have some very exciting news in the pipeline about a stunning new visual commemoration coming to the Manchester skyline! Why not take this opportunity to visit the Corner Shop and pick up a tee-shirt, Liberty beanie hat or Liberty baseball cap so you are ready for the commemoration? We also have copies of 'Return to Peterloo' the excellent book produced by Manchester Regi

Easter Monday Fun!

Middleton Pace Egg Play will be performed, as always on Easter Monday around the pubs of Middlton. For anyone unfamiliar with our arrangements, locations and times are listed below. ​ This year we will be accompanied for the day by a film crew from BBC4 who will be filming the proceedings for a documentary to be screened later in the year. They will be recording footage of the action and expect to speak to members of the crowd as well. If you have any good stories to tell about your experiences watching Pace Egging please make yourself known to the team, they will be please to speak to you either on or off camera. ​ SCHEDULE: ​ 12 noon - The Dusty Miller 12.30pm - The Old


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