This event will not take place on this date, and is likely to be rescheduled. Ticket holders will be contacted regarding the new date as soon as it is confirmed.

Ríoghnach Connolly and Stuart McCallum are the creative heart of BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominees The Breath. And for them, it’s all about the song.

Connolly writes the only way she knows how; a stream of poetic consciousness giving rise to honest, personal, heartfelt songs as likely to touch on childhood summers and first love as cultural dislocation, post-colonial injustices and grief. But it’s her deeply soulful, utterly engaging, stop-you-in-your-tracks voice – whether delicate and hushed or powerful and gutsy – coupled with Stuart’s understated brilliance and their exquisitely crafted songs, that give The Breath such emotional depth.

Featuring: Rioghnagh Connolly vocals / Stuart McCallum guitar

Dates & Times


Derby Hall @ The Met
Tables from £36 / £12 individual seats / £5 stream online (inc fees)

Duration approx. 60 minutes.

Tickets are available for socially distanced tables (maximum four people per table).

Smaller parties can purchase individual seats in the balcony. We have removed many of the balcony seats to allow you to sit in socially distanced groups.

Bookers who purchase a streaming ticket to watch the concert at home will be emailed access instructions prior to the event date.

mjf @ The Met

This event is part of mjf @ The Met, a series of intimate live and streaming gigs promoted in collaboration with Manchester Jazz Festival.

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The Breath

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