Residents of Manchester rejoice, the ever wonderful Secret Folk Club is back, and it has moved from the Antwerp Mansion ballroom to Band on the Wall.
When I knew it, the Secret Folk Club was on a Sunday, usually at the end of the month, and for the Mansion staff who had been working their hearts out to house/DnB/jungle, was a beautiful piece of respite. The atmosphere was relaxed, respectful and attentive – something to be really proud of. Rik Warren, with whisky in hand, bringing up a variety of talented and unique performers. Couches which had spent the week being danced on, having drinks spilled over and slightly smelling of vomit would be eagerly snuggled into and then coveted by those sat on the floor.
Luckily enough, Prof (one of the original Mansion founders) made some recordings of the events which you can listen to here:
Tonight looks to be a strong line up with Jim Adama as well as Ellis Davies and Rik Warren.
If you live in Manchester and you’re into folk/blues make sure you keep an eye out for these events, they’re very special.