Kirsty Almeida returns to The Met with songs from her new studio album Moonbird, released in February 2020.

A world folk singer/songwriter and composer from Gibraltar, Kirsty is now based in the valley of the wild rose, Hebden Bridge.

Moonbird is influenced by her experience of motherhood, an innate love of storytelling, and affinity with the natural world. The nine-song collection exhibits accomplished song-craft, rich arrangements and exquisite production.

“This album debuts the real me,” Almeida states, “the warrior, the artist, the wizard, the girl, the broken, the found and the re-birthed.”

Reunited with her band The Troubadours, she has created an album that is as elegant as it is exciting, that floats whimsically between influences from Africa, Latin America to New Orleans and not least, those houses that cling to the hillsides of her Hebden Bridge home.

Support comes from Manchester based three-piece Ivan Campo.

Ivan Campo

Formed in 2000, the band are currently working on their tenth album, to be released in 2020.

Dates & Times

Last session: Sat 29 Feb 2020 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed
Derby Hall @ The Met
£17 door / £15 advance

Advance booking discount: Save £2 if you book before 5pm on the day of the event. The discount is added during checkout.


“A personal and candid piece of work...Almeida's voice is one of unquestionable beauty”


“Musical bliss”

Louder Than War

Kirsty Almeida

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