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When: 7pm on Thursday 3 November 2016
Where: The Klondyke Club, 1 Burnage Range, Levenshulme, Manchester, M19 2HQ

We’re delighted to be returning to Levenshulme’s Klondyke Club for the first time in 10 years – with Alabaster DePlume, The Magic Lantern and Mikey Kenney!

Stretching the word ’folk’ around a moving, living spirit, this three-sided concert is here to smash illusions and cradle creativity around a bold and dancing flame.


Last seen locally at this year’s Manchester Jazz Festival, and reported on the festival’s website as ‘the best artistic event I have ever experienced in my life’, Alabaster DePlume returns to his hometown, accompanied by favourites John Ellis (keys) and Mikey Kenney (violin) and more TBC. What he makes is jazz/folk with theatrical performance in it, that reassures with behaviour and sound while it challenges with thoughts and words.

With a tenor saxophone influenced by 70s-era Ethiopian music and humour akin to Ivor Cutler, Alabaster has toured internationally and locally presenting instrumentals, songs and theatrical scripts that evolve, adapt and interact with the musicians, the audience and the occasion, for all present to know and enjoy the effect of their own presence.

“Cheerfully uneasy” – Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3

“The best artistic event I have ever experienced in my life” – Manchester Jazz Festival website

The Magic Lantern is an artist dedicated to remedying the anxiety and fear present in everyone, his voice both lifts and calms the senses equally, as he applies jazz technique to a direct and open presentation of original songs.

Most recently joining Jamie Cullen’s choir at the Proms, the singer and composer Jamie Doe is a rising star of London’s diverse music scene, who never settles without a challenge, and lives to spread love, calm and sincerity. Jamie has ‘an immediately arresting voice that has been compared to Chet Baker and Jeff Buckley and a unique guitar style that takes elements of folk fingerpicking, Flamenco and West African music’

“Very, very special” – Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music

“Intriguing, compelling and exceptional. A man to watch” – The Guardian

Growing ever more renowned in the UK, Liverpudlian bard Mikey Kenney, singer and fiddler, carries his wealth of traditional folk, bluegrass and Americana music high and low, fuelled by an immediacy and love of life impossible beyond easy comparison.

As it was put quite recently: ‘Some people can’t understand why we do what we do. Some people think it’s better just to stay at home. Some people think we pretty much know everything and that adventures are for people in movies. But I promise you, none of these people have ever heard Mikey Kenney sing.’

Tickets are available for £5 on the door. Doors open 7.30pm, with performances run until 11pm.

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