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Upcoming shows: Pet Deaths... Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage... Polly Paulusma... The Dears... The Sheepdogs... Jake Xerxes Fussell... The Burning Hell... Freya Beer... Angel Olsen... The Unthanks... Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra... Ríoghnach Connolly & Honeyfeet... Grandbrothers... The Umbrellas + Seablite... Tallies... John Craigie... Dustin O’Halloran... Coruja Jones... Wesley Gonzalez... Seazoo... Plastic Mermaids... The Delines... Dan Mangan... Josh Rouse... Julie Odell... Mary Gauthier... Cowboy Junkies... Mr Ben & The Bens... Heartless Bastards... Alice Boman... Skinny Lister... Jesca Hoop... Rachael Dadd... The Happy Soul... Stars... Weyes Blood... Rozi Plain... Sweet Baboo... SLUG... Beans on Toast... Rachel Baiman...

When: 7.30pm on Wednesday 9 February 2022
Where: The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE

We’re excited to working with John Francis Flynn for the first time!

Fresh from an exhilarating sold-out show at Whelans in Dublin and a double award-winning appearance at the 2021 RTE Folk Awards, John Francis Flynn has announced extensive UK tour dates.

The newly crowned ‘Best Singer’ and ‘Best Emerging Artist’ at the RTE Folk Awards continues to gather rave reviews at home and abroad this will surely be a show not to be missed. The recent Whelans show saw Flynn and band expand upon the critically acclaimed debut I Would Not Live Always with lush, expansive soundscapes and pulsating versions of fan favourites My Son Tim and Lovely Joan.

John Francis Flynn is a singer and multi-instrumentalist whose work centres around traditional and folk material from Ireland. He is a founding member of the band, Skipper’s Alley, with whom he has toured extensively throughout Europe and America. While supporting Lankum on their 2019 UK tour he caught the eye of Geoff Travis and Jeanette Lee who quickly signed John to Rough Trade imprint label River Lea.

‘Folk Album of the Year’ – Mojo

‘Tin whistles, fiddles and tape loops create a fascinating new landscape of folk-horror vibrations’ – Folk Album of 2021, the Guardian

‘Double Tin Whistle and Tape-Loops. Revelatory new takes on English and Irish folk songs in the manner of Sam Amidon. A singular and striking clarity of vision… An extraordinary debut by any standard’ – Uncut Magazine

Local support comes from Hannah Ashcroft. Born in the North West, Hannah Ashcroft is a guitarist, singer and songwriter whose material and live shows have made her an indelible part of the Manchester indie music scene of today. Her prowess on the guitar is equally impressive on the acoustic as the on the electric guitar, and they combine with her beautifully haunting vocals which are at once soft and powerful – creating a sound which effortlessly bridges indie, folk, singer-songwriter and rock.

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