George Boomsma: Manchester Folk Festival

  • Saturday | 21.10.23
  • 12.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • Free

Having been honing his song-writing craft and live performances over the past decade, George Boomsma has been quietly gaining some well-earned attention and acclaim.
Based in Northallerton, North Yorkshire, George’s pure voice and tumbling guitar make for a bewitching combination – warm and melancholy, melodic yet powerful, he exhibits a maturity and poetic lyricism that have left audiences around the country entranced. He has been invited to play alongside many impressive and established artists such as Richard Thompson, Gaby Moreno, Kathryn Williams, Katherine Priddy, The Travelling Band, Chloe Foy, Sam Kelly, Jefferson Hamer, Emma Langford and Martha Tilston.
2022 has already seen George perform at the prestigious Glastonbury Festival, head out on a UK tour accompanying Katherine Priddy, perform a slot at the acclaimed Port Fairy Folk Festival in Australia and also make the trip to Kansas City for the Folk Alliance International conference. Other highlights include performances at Latitude Festival & Moseley Folk Festival, a musical appearance on UKTV’s Taskmaster and a featured track on Japanese TV show ‘Terrace House’. He has received plays from BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6 Music, as well as garnered great support from local and independent stations. With whispers of a new album on the horizon in 2023, this latest release marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for George Boomsma.

Artists on stage: 6.00pm
Curfew: 6.30pm
Stage: The Bar