Manchester Folk Festival 2018: Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita @ HOMEmcr, Manchester [20 October]

Manchester Folk Festival 2018: Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita


16
20
October
20:00 - 23:00

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HOMEmcr
2, Tony Wilson Place, M15 4FN Manchester, United Kingdom
This sublime, critically acclaimed and multi award-winning collaboration between two adventurous virtuoso musicians — Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita — delivers a stunning exhibition of world-class musicianship.

Drawing deep on their own diverse traditions and transforming them with remarkable synergy, Catrin and Seckou have built a formidable reputation for ex-traordinary performances. Following the huge success of their debut release Clychau Dibon back in 2013, their long-awaited second album ‘SOAR’ launches in April 2018. The album takes flight on the wings of the osprey, the magnificent bird of prey recently re-turned to Wales after centuries of absence, which makes its annual 3,000-mile migration from the coasts of West Africa to the estuaries of Wales, soaring like music and dreams over man-made borders, inan innate and epic journey of Endurance. Entrancing, mes-meric, intricate and ethereal, this is remarkable music and a thrilling live experience.

Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita are joined by with Rachel McShane and the Cartographers.

Rachael McShane is a singer, cellist, fiddle and viola player based in the North East ofEng-land. An original member of folk big band Bellowhead, Rachael toured internationally with them as well as making several TV appearances. Bellowhead recorded 5 studio al-bums, and won a total of 8 BBC Folk Awards in their 12 years together.

Rachael has more recently been singing the role of Susannah Holmes in The Transports alongside The Young’uns, Faustus, Nancy Kerr, Greg Russell and Matthew Crampton.
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