The Alliance Française de Manchester proudly presents its Music Day in the Northern Quarter!
The "Fête de la Musique", celebrating the diversity and the free access to music, was first commemorated in 1982 and took place on the 21 June every year since then in France.
The AF de Manchester is keen to celebrate this event in Manchester, and to move it into two of the most emblematic venues of the Northern Quarter, the Bayhorse and Kraak Gallery.
Musicians from both sides of the Channel will perform live acts throughout the afternoon and evening, for free!
6.00pm - 8.00pm
(35-37 Thomas St, M4 1NA)
Songs for Walter (Folk – UK)
Laurie Hulme’s project started when he discovered a box of vintage family photographs, and decided to write a song for each of them. Laurie’s voice and energy give his lo-fi folk an unexpected and entrancing twist.
Emily Rose Hall (Folk – UK): the 17 year old Bolton-based Folk singer is expected to release her first signed record with Red Deer Club in 2015, while she is already bewitching us with her delicate song-writing.
8.30pm - 10. 30pm
(11 Stevenson Square, M1 1DB)
Agua Roja (Indie pop – FR)
Excitement is growing around this French Indie Pop band. After the success of their debut single last year, Summer Ends, which inspired praise in the musical blog sphere, the Parisian-based Agua Roja will be delivering its surfy, 70s vibe in Manchester before carrying away Rock en Seine’s audience, the Paris’ biggest summer festival.
Naked (on drugs) (Punk Rock – FR-UK)
Sebastien Perrin and Luke Byron Scott’s duet is one of the most exciting music acts in Manchester at the moment. As they have just released their new record on Manchester-based Sways Records, Naked (on drugs) adds a dark, jazzy twist to a post-punk sound, and was acclaimed by the Guardian, among others, as one of the key bands to watch out for in years to come.
Bayhorse: 6.00pm - 8.00pm; 35-37 Thomas St, M4 1NA
Kraak Gallery: 8.30pm - 10.30pm; 11 Stevenson Square, M1 1DB