Tom Moore & Archie Moss appear with Granny's Attic and Chris Elliott & Caitlin Jones as part of the Friday night Festival Club. Tickets for this event are limited and only available to purchase when purchasing a ticket to another Friday Manchester Folk Festival event.
2 Tony Wilson Place,
0161 200 1500
Tom Moore & Archie Moss
Widely regarded as two of the best players and innovators in traditional folk amongst a precociously gifted generation, Moore & Moss’ finely-crafted
arrangements wield a rare potency. Now, having toured with with some of the biggest and brightest acts in the British folk scene, they reconvene to perform as a duo.
Their second record (released 2020) further unites the deep and resolute harmony of Moss’s accordion with the texture and flow of Moore’s viola; with droning, whirring, sparkling layers of electro-acoustic grit provoking a subtle complexity of palette. Whilst intrinsically borrowing from English and other European traditional dance form, sonically Moore and Moss have their heads firmly in the present, understanding the values of contemporary music
and art making. The distinct pulse and intuition of trad-music haunts their playing as they continue to quietly reconsider English instrumental music,
listening and responding to the world around them as much as their musical ancestors.