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The place to come for everything to do with Concerts, recordings and other events organised and hosted by All Things Considered at The Ukrainian Cultural Centre, Manchester

Roots In Manchester #3

We are delighted to announce the imminent arrival of Roots In Manchester #3, which will be exploding onto a stage near you on SATURDAY 16th JUNE.

We have secured the services of the Legendary OLDHAM TINKERS, who will be ably supported by 'Mr Lancashire' Mark Dowding, all held together (hopefully) by your hosts, Bunting and Frolics.

Tickets for this event are now available. Click on the link above to use Ticketsource, (booking fee applies) online, or if you prefer to use Paypal, (no booking fee) go to The corner Shop and choose your options there.

! GROUP DISCOUNT ! Buy eight or more tickets together to receive a discount, and get a reserved table.

Usual concessions apply.

Oh, what a night!

Well, Mancunia delivered everything we had hoped for - and more!

This inspirational trio graced the stage with impeccable arrangements, stunning musicianship and even a few 'technical difficulties' thrown in for effect !

They now move on to Festval bookings including the prestigious Cropredy Festival, but it is good to know that wherever they go and whatever they do WE HAD THEM FIRST.


The wonderful Hayes Sisters (with surprise 'sister' Clive Gregson) gave us a wonderful start to the evening and were themselves worth the admission money!



Three Mancs playing all kinds of stuff. Tim O'Connor is a great songwriter and Andy Dinan's fiddle playing is awesome.


This is eclectic.They'll be tackling some home-grown songs, some folk music, some self-penned instrumentals, and rescuing some great songs from their previous cage of a prog-rock heritage.


Their first Album 'Turn Towards The Sun' is now completed and will be on sale at this gig.

Tickets are priced at £10          

(£8 concessions)  


Available online at Ticketsource (click on the link at the top of the page)

or email

or visit 'THE CORNER SHOP' for payment via Paypal.

Tickets will also be available direct from Bunting and Frolics and from the Ukrainian Cultural Centre.

The address is 31 Smedley Lane,

Cheetham, Manchetser M8 8XB

The Hayes Sisters

Take three girls. Name them Cathryn, Angela and Jennifer. Bring them up in a home where someone is always singing. Listen to them start to sing in harmony from a very young age. Realise that nature has blessed them with rather beautiful voices. Give them a guitar. Discover that they have a natural musical ability. Mix together; and you have a promising musical trio – “The Hayes Sisters”.


“Another Man’s Shoes” is produced by Clive Gregson and John Wood, and features the awesome musical talents of Andy Dinan, Andy Seward, Fiona Lander, Simon Whitbread, and Clive Gregson himself.


What are the influences and inspirations behind The Hayes Sisters’ music?

Well, ask any of the three sisters and you will get pretty much the same answer: “Another Man’s Shoes” is a collection of songs borne from personal experiences and emotions; by history, politics, art, literature. It is influenced by the music we grew up listening to: the traditional music of England and Ireland; and always by groups or songs where vocals and harmonies dominate because when we were kids, singing in harmony was just what you did! It was natural.”


Each tends to write individually, and they arrange collaboratively; and, as they are musically untrained; intuitively. Naturally, The Hayes Sisters seem to be in harmony about most things in life…

The First Two 'Roots In Manchester' Concerts

The first concert took place on Saturday 11th February 2017, and featured;

Geoff Higginbottom;  Pete Robinson; The Ukrainian Black Sea Cossacks; Stanley Accrington and Hard Times Kapelye, and was hosted by Bunting and Frolics.

It was hailed as a great success (for a first attempt!) by all who attended and, as well as covering costs there was enough profit to make a donation to club funds and set a little aside as a 'kitty' towards the next event.

The second concert was on Saturday 10th June 2017 and featured;

Bunting and Frolics, 'Mr Folk and Roll' Pete Martin, the excellent Celtic Band 'Musaic' and the evening was hosted by Multi-instrumentalist Michael Billington.


Despite a reduced attendance, the evening was just as enjoyable as 'Roots 1'​ and, in consultation with the Ukrainian Cultural Centre the proceeds of just over £300 were donated to the fund for the families of victims and survivors of the Manchester Arena Bombing.

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