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The Most Important Gig in History

Merry HellYou’ve always wanted to listen to folk music in the company of a Tyrannosaurus Rex haven’t you? Go on, admit it. You just haven’t had the chance.

Jurassic Park.  Great film. Scary. Exciting. Even a decent score. Folk music in it? Not a note. 

That dinosaur-folk lack of connection has been going on for years.  Since pre-historic times in fact. Now it’s going to end.

On Friday 2nd June 2017, Manchester Museum will take a departure from its usual activities to focus on creatures that are:
a) Alive
b) Still in possession of their own skin.

The creatures in question are our favourite folk rockers Merry Hell.  This is the first of what is hoped will be many concerts at the Museum  and it’s co-hosted by North West Folk.  That’s us. Hi.

Kitten Hi

After four highly rated albums and a string of gigs and festival appearances up and down the country over the last few years, Merry Hell have become one of the essential must see acts on today’s folk scene. Their material is joyful, poignant, anthemic, sometimes political but always relevant.

Opening proceedings is special guest Tom Doughty. Recognised as one of the finest lap slide guitar players around, Doughty can draw on a wealth of material, be it traditional, contemporary or self-penned. Of late, he’s been seen performing with symphony orchestras. Last year he featured on the international stage at the long running and highly esteemed Colne Blues Festival.

This is a unique opportunity to experience two of the North West’s brightest performers both of whom bring something a little different to the stage. Tickets are priced at £10 and can be obtained from the link below.

Merry Hell at Manchester Museum with special guest Tom Doughty takes place on Friday 2nd June 2017 at 7.30 pm.  Doors open 7 pm.


Merry Hell at Manchester Museum – Tickets
Merry Hell
Tom Doughty
Review of Merry Hell’s Live DVD
Review of Tom Doughty’s  album 'Have a Taste of This'

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