Edward II present ‘Manchester’s Improving Daily’

A documentary on Edward II’s ‘Manchester’s Improving Daily’ project, which sees the roots musical collective presenting a collection of rare and historic songs, known as the Manchester broadside ballads, that date back over 200 years to the industrial revolution.

The film documents the origins of this project and the history of the songs, featuring interviews with Gavin Sharp, Dave Jennings and others integral to the project. It also features music from Edward II and Jennifer Reid, who perform the songs in reggae and acapella styles respectively.

Edward II launch their ‘Manchester’s Improving Daily’ album with an event at Manchester Central Library featuring Jennifer Reid on 18th February. Tickets and info: