Following the acclaimed concerts to mark the Trades Union Congress 150th Anniversary in 2018, Band on the Wall returns to the Mechanics Institute for more unmissable nights of folk music, to commemorate 200 years since the Peterloo Massacre.
Edward II are the English roots band that uniquely blend the rhythms of the Caribbean with traditional songs from the British Isles. Temporarily turning away from the rural songs of the middle England Morris teams, this time around the band has been delving deep into a repertoire of songs born of the industrial revolution, specifically of their home town, Manchester. Still upbeat, and with rock-steady rhythms, blazing horns, fabulous harmonies and fiery melodeon melodies, this will be a new set mixed with some of the old favourites and a familiar sound for the faithful.
This is a standing show.