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Upcoming shows: Andy Shauf... Samana... Jen Cloher... The Chills... Kimya Dawson... Laura Cantrell... The Minus 5 + The No Ones... Anna Mieke... Jeanines... Sarah Jarosz... Angel Olsen... Sam Burton... Broken Chanter + Poster Paints... System Exclusive... Erland Cooper & Ensemble... Josh Rouse... Cinder Well... Kathryn Williams & Polly Paulusma... Jean-Michel Blais... Kristin Hersh... The Sonics... Someone... An Evening with Honeyblood... Hania Rani... OFF!... BC Camplight... Julie Byrne... Smoke Fairies... Holy Moly & The Crackers...

When: 7.30pm on Sunday 27 June 2021
Where: Royal Northern College of Music Concert Hall, 124 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9RD

PLEASE NOTE: Sadly this show is cancelled – if you bought tickets, your vendor will be in touch to arrange a refund. Watch this space (and follow us on social media, above) for details of future Penguin Cafe shows in Manchester. Here’s a note from the group:

‘Hi Everyone – Whilst last week’s government roadmap announcement gives us much to look forward to there is still a lot of uncertainty around live touring. Sadly this uncertainty has meant that we will have to cancel our UK tour scheduled for June this year – we would rather wait until everybody can be 100% confident that the shows can go ahead safely. Everyone will be automatically refunded in full. Thank you for all your continued support through these difficult times. It means the world to us.’

We’re delighted to working with Penguin Cafe for the first time!

Avant-pop from musician, composer, and producer Arthur Jeffes and his Penguin Cafe ensemble, performing music from their Handfuls of Night record and back catalogue.

Combining elements of folk, classical, and minimalism in a style distinctive to the Penguin Café Orchestra, Arthur Jeffes and his cohorts craft a vivid series of panoramic sonic landscapes, as rich in cerebral poignancy as they are in emotional depth.

Following in his father Simon Jeffes’ footsteps, and performing music from both the Penguin Cafe Orchestra repertoire alongside the new Penguin Cafe material, this talented array of musicians make use of a variety of instrumentation – gut-stringed violins, viola, cello, bass, percussion, upright and grand pianos, synthesiser, harmonium and more – to bring an effervescent and thoughtful sound.

Book tickets now. Tickets are also available in person from the RNCM box office, online via Rncm.ac.uk, Ticketline.co.uk and on 0161 907 5555

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All shows are 18+ unless otherwise stated.