Open mics in Manchester

by Tom Kerswill on October 31st, 2005
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My quest for finding the best open mics in Manchester began this week. Tuesday was the Iguanna Bar in Chorlton, Wednesday the Arch Bar in Hulme.

Then last night – Sunday – I headed to Dukenfield, near Ashton Under Lime. Their songwriters’ night / open mic happens every last Sunday of the month. There’s an interesting and varied selection of music – fairly folk-orientated – and a great atmosphere.

The best thing about it? You get free food – including sandwiches and chips. But make sure you get in there because it disappears quickly….

All three of the open mics have gone very well. It’s been good to meet new musicians and music-lovers. I’ve also picked up quite a few emails for the mailing list and some really worthwhile performances.

I’m looking forward to doing more performances / gigs in Manchester. I’ll keep you posted… or if you live in Manchester and would like to hear some live music, sign up to the mailing list and select Manchester / North-West as your area.

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  • Big Brad


    Great Blog. I am coming to Manchester from Austin Texas for about 6 weeks there very soon. I am a harmonica player and am very much looking forward to jamming with some of the musicians at open mics around the Manchester area. I entered open mic Manchester on google and your site was by far the best.
    See you guys soon around the 23rd of April. Be looking for me I’m the real tall yank that can play a mean harp.

    Big Brad

  • Tom

    Hey Brad,
    Really looking forward to meeting you — drop me a line when you’re here!

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