Manchester Collective: Sirocco


24/09/2019 - 24/09/2019


7:45PM - 9:45PM


Sonic Arts Research Centre, 4 Cloreen Park, Belfast BT9 5HN


£12 / £8

After wowing audiences with their interpretation of Schoenberg’s Perriot Lunaire last year, The Manchester Collective return to Belfast this September with their much-anticipated project, Sirocco.

Sirocco is pure joy and energy - a great storm of music that celebrates the warmth and diversity of folk traditions from across the globe. This is music for the people, by the people; music that will raise the hairs on your arms and bring a great big smile to your face.

When we toured this show in 2018, critics called it a “once in a lifetime experience” and our audiences were dancing in the aisles. Now, we open our 19/20 Season with this joyous revival - 16 shows across England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Switzerland.

We’re thrilled to welcome back Abel Selaocoe as Guest Director - he’s a friend, a colleague, and most of all, a completely inspiring artist who stands alone as an utterly unique, mesmerising, musical voice. Abel will be joined by Sidiki Dembele and Alan Keary from Chesaba, and of course, by the string quartet of Manchester Collective.

The show covers everything from Selaocoe’s outrageous arrangements for solo cello to beloved classics by Stravinsky and Haydn; from a set of original African folk to a collection of gorgeous Danish folk songs.

In collaboration with Moving on Music