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Music at the Museum feat. Firefly Burning

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Experience the magical setting of the Living Worlds Gallery at this intimate after-hours gig featuring experimental folk rock band Firefly Burning, and 15 of the North West’s most exciting up-and-coming artists.

Evoking sounds of Sufjan Stevens, Steve Reich and Kate Bush, art-folk collective Firefly Burning will perform previously unheard songs from their forthcoming album, as well as brand new music inspired by the incredible collections at Manchester Museum – in a special collaboration with local young and emerging musicians.

Tickets are free but limited. Book now to avoid disappointment.

This exclusive performance will showcase original music created during a week-long residency of collaborative music-making at the museum.

Produced by creative music charity Brighter Sound, the residency will bring together a specially selected group of talented young artists to create new work under the artistic guidance of award-winning members of Firefly Burning – John Barber and James Redwood.

This is standing show with limited seating available. Please contact Lucy Wallace after booking a ticket to reserve a seat (lucy@brightersound.com | 0161 830 3899).


About Firefly Burning

North London 5-piece, Firefly Burning create impressionistic music – part art-folk song, part minimalist chamber music.  Evoking sounds of Sufjan Stevens, Steve Reich and Kate Bush, the band draws on avant-pop, experimental folk, classical minimalism and Javanese Gamelan to ‘paint sound pictures and take the audience in myriad directions at will’ (For Folks Sake). With eclectic tastes and a background in free improvisation, the band encompass strings, piano, synthesiser, electric guitar and gamelan, centred on close vocal harmonies echoing of William Byrd and The Beach Boys.

Writing all their songs together as a 5-piece, in 2015 the band released and toured their second album ‘Skeleton Hill’, garnering critical success for its rich tapestry and originality. They are currently completing a new album for release in early 2019.

Firefly Burning are James Redwood, Sam Glazer, Jack Ross, John Barber and Bea Hankey.

imaginative, original hybrid sound..both richly intriguing and subtle, a neat tapestry that is a joy to unravel” ★★★★ MusicOHM on Skeleton Hill

strange but soaring, dense but addictive…ideal for anybody who wishes Kate Bush were a bit more arty or Steve Reich were a lot more folky” ★★★★ The Times on Skeleton Hill

fresh, original and often audacious…old and futuristic at the same time” ★★★★ MOJO Magazine on Skeleton Hill