Chloe Foy on her debut album and the live performance gap in Manchester

Chloe Foy’s debut album ‘Where Shall We Begin’ has been a long time in the making. The Manchester-based singer-songwriter’s latest folk release features haunting, introspective lyrics that tell a story spanning ten years. I caught up with Foy to discuss the album, her difficult relationship with streaming services and the live music scene in Manchester.…

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Manchester Collective: A cultural organisation for “people who live in the real world”

Classical music has a reputation for being uppity, a bit exclusionary. But Manchester Collective, co-founded in 2016 by their music director Rahki Singh, and chief executive Adam Szabo, set out to be different: “we had just both got to the point where we were really sick of seeing audiences that were old and white and very affluent”.   In fact, when I spoke to Adam, he was…

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