folk Articles

Album review: Maja Lena pushes her musical boundaries on PLUTO

Album review: Maja Lena pushes her musical boundaries on PLUTO

Maja Lena’s winning combination of folk drawing on electronic elements transports us to an imagined planet
Manchester’s finest festive feasts

Manchester’s finest festive feasts

From New Century to Escape to Freight Island, FOLK to Reds True Barbeque, we’ve got all your festive food needs covered!
Christmas at FOLK with all the trimmings

Christmas at FOLK with all the trimmings

Wanting to impress your parents with Manchester’s best suburban spot? Cool, classy, independent, and delicious: folks, it time to get yourselves down to FOLK
Live review: Sudan Archives raises the bar at Band on the Wall

Live review: Sudan Archives raises the bar at Band on the Wall

The American artist visited Manchester last Thursday, and her performance exemplified everything exciting about music right now
Live Review: Marlon Williams dazzled with a surprisingly theatrical show

Live Review: Marlon Williams dazzled with a surprisingly theatrical show

New Zealand native Marlon Williams gives a show to remember at his latest Manchester gig. Alongside confessions of love, and support from fellow kiwi artists, Williams is one to look out for
In Conversation with Jon Coley

In Conversation with Jon Coley

From folk to blues, fingerstyle guitarist Jon Coley discusses his career highlights and aspirations with The Mancunion.
Beth Orton Charms at the AO Arena

Beth Orton Charms at the AO Arena

Owen Scott reviews Beth Orton’s set, as she opened for Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill anniversary tour at the AO Arena.
Track review: The Lightning I, II by Arcade Fire

Track review: The Lightning I, II by Arcade Fire

The Mancunion review Arcade Fire’s latest release ‘The Lightning, I,II’ – but lightning didn’t even strike once on this single, never mind twice.
Review: Barbara Dickson at King Georges Hall

Review: Barbara Dickson at King Georges Hall

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews Barbara Dickson OBE at King Georges Hall
Review: The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

Review: The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

This year’s musical at the Royal Exchange Theatre is something very different
In Conversation with: caroline

In Conversation with: caroline

Kristin Cooper catches up with Mikey, Jasper, and Ollie of caroline to discuss their return to Manchester and the making of their EP ‘Skydiving onto the library roof’.
Album review: Chemtrails Over The Country Club by Lana Del Rey

Album review: Chemtrails Over The Country Club by Lana Del Rey

Following a masterpiece isn’t easy. Lana Del Rey’s 2019 album Norman Fucking Rockwell was one of the most universally acclaimed albums of that year, if not the entire decade, and certainly the most acclaimed of the artist’s career. When it was announced that her next album, also produced by Jack Antonoff, would be released the […]
Live Review: Jake Bugg at Mountford Hall

Live Review: Jake Bugg at Mountford Hall

Can singer-songwriter boy wonder Jake Bugg regain some momentum in his career?
Live Review: Whitney at the Albert Hall

Live Review: Whitney at the Albert Hall

Whitney surprised and endeared their audience with their recent performance at Albert Hall; bringing the right levels of energy and technical mastery to get a dedicated fanbase swaying along gladly
Live Review: Sharon Van Etten

Live Review: Sharon Van Etten

Contributor Jasmine Bennett reviews the nostalgia-laden, ethereal performance of folk-singer Sharon van Etten
In Conversation With Beans On Toast

In Conversation With Beans On Toast

Bella Fleming catches up with Folk singer, Beans On Toast, to get all the gossip about his latest tour and the influences that shaped his musical career.
Live Review: Beans on Toast

Live Review: Beans on Toast

English folk-singer, Beans on Toast presented a very heart-warming evening at Manchester’s Gorilla writes contributor Alex Wain.
In Conversation with Twisted Wheel

In Conversation with Twisted Wheel

Twisted Wheel are back, and this time they are here to stay writes contributor Freya Thomson as she catches up with frontman Jonny
Live Review: Good Habits

Live Review: Good Habits

Honestly, who knew that violas and cellos could be so trendy?
Obituary: Scott Hutchinson

Obituary: Scott Hutchinson

On Friday it was confirmed that, Frightened Rabbit singer, Scott Hutchinson was found dead after a presumed suicide.

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