Folk & Contemporary music

In autumn 2023, we welcome artists from across the folk and contemporary music worlds, including Shawn Colvin, Luke Jackson Trio and more. We also welcome Manchester Folk Festival in October as we host a performance by Oysterband.

Explore the programme and book tickets below.


  1. The Stoller Hall

    Eddi Reader

    Tue 26 September 2023, 8pm

    Extra tickets now released! 'Just perfect – Eddi Reader gets every song just right' – The Sunday Times  'One of my...

  2. The Stoller Hall

    Ron Pope

    Thu 28 September 2023, 7pm

      Nashville-based singer-songwriter, Ron Pope, has been navigating a sea change as of late. In the immediate aftermath of the...

  3. Carole Nash Hall

    The Canny Band

    Fri 29 September 2023, 7:30pm

    Please note: This concert will now take place in the Carole Nash Hall. The Canny Band are Sam Mabbett, Michael...

  4. The Stoller Hall

    The Irrepressibles

    Tue 3 October 2023, 7:30pm

    Northern composer and  indie singer-songwriter Jamie Irrepressible sets out on an intimate UK tour of beautiful churches and concert hall...

  5. Carole Nash Hall

    Luke Jackson Trio

    Sat 7 October 2023, 7:30pm

    Luke is a Singer-Songwriter from Canterbury, Kent, who at the start of his career was nominated in the BBC Radio...

  6. The Stoller Hall


    Sat 21 October 2023, 7pm

    Oysterband are back on stage where they belong, with a brand new album and classic live tracks. Uplifting songs for...

  7. Carole Nash Hall

    Dan Whitehouse and Max ZT

    Sat 28 October 2023, 7:30pm

    Brooklyn’s celebrated hammered dulcimer player Max ZT (House of Waters), and Black Country/Tokyo’s dark, sophisticated gem – singer/songwriter/poet Dan Whitehouse...

  8. The Stoller Hall

    Martin Stephenson and The Daintees

    Thu 2 November 2023, 7:30pm

    County Durham singer-songwriter Martin Stephenson’s early love of literature and music led to the formation of the first Daintees line-up...

  9. The Stoller Hall


    Thu 16 November 2023, 7:30pm

    Polish trio Kroke (Yiddish for Kraków) perform the 'best of' the band’s most popular songs from a stunning 30-year career....

  10. The Stoller Hall

    Cara Dillon – Coming Home

    Sat 18 November 2023, 8pm

    Few singers are as celebrated and revered as Cara Dillon. Known for her captivating live performances she seldom fails to...

  11. The Stoller Hall

    My Darling Clementine

    Thu 23 November 2023, 7:30pm

    with special guests from Chetham's School Of Music We are delighted to welcome My Darling Clementine for what will be...

  12. The Stoller Hall

    Art of Believing Special Edition – Flamenco

    Sat 25 November 2023, 7:30pm

    The award-winning Daniel Martinez Flamenco Company returns to Manchester with another spellbinding flamenco show full of emotion, passion and grit....

  13. The Stoller Hall

    Gavin Bryars

    Sun 26 November 2023, 5pm

    The prolific English composer and performers celebrates in 80th birthday year with a new tour, performing repertoire old and new...

  14. The Stoller Hall

    Lodestar Trio

    Fri 1 December 2023, 7:30pm

    Lodestar Trio is a unique collaboration between stars of the Scandinavian folk scene Erik Rydvall and Olav Mjelva, and British...

  15. The Stoller Hall

    Eliza Carthy & Jon Boden’s Wassail

    Fri 8 December 2023, 8pm

    Before there was carolling, there was wassailing, where seasonal songs were exchanged for money, food and ale.    In November/December 2023...

  16. The Stoller Hall

    Lindisfarne – Magic in the Air

    Fri 15 December 2023, 7:30pm

    Legendary 70’s Tyneside folk-rock pioneers Lindisfarne present a classic five-piece line-up of long-time members fronted by founder-member Rod Clements on...

  17. Carole Nash Hall

    Nani Noam Vazana

    Sun 14 January 2024, 7:30pm

    Noam “Nani” Vazana is one of the few artists in the world who writes and compose new songs in the...

  18. Carole Nash Hall


    Tue 12 March 2024, 7:30pm

    Meet Klezmer-ish, four incredibly outward-looking musicians who met as members of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Drawing inspiration from the...