Manchester Collective: The Unfurrowed Field | Future Yard


A joyful fusion of jazz and Scottish folk music.

We’re delighted to be hosting the award-winning Manchester Collective for another of their special contemporary classical events in their 2023/24 season. Manchester Collective shows always produce incredible experiences, involving music a broad range of music. This show with Mercury Prize-nominated Scottish folk/jazz musician Fergus McCreadie is no different. Traditional folk music meets jazz and a string quartet.

Tickets on sale soon.

Humans love categories – drawing lines between ideas, people, genres and moods. But the music we love, no matter how old or new, traditional or contemporary, often has far more in common than we think…

This show is bound to surprise and delight as Mercury Prize-nominated pianist Fergus McCreadie and his spellbinding trio of jazz musicians join the Manchester Collective string quartet to blast through an irresistible collection of music that lives somewhere between the boundaries of jazz, new classical and folk.

Alongside a brand new set by Fergus, fellow Scotsman and Collective favourite Donald Grant is arranging a collection of traditional folk tunes for this unlikely band of players. It’s music that goes straight to the heart, full of warmth and optimism.

There’s no doubt this gig is going to be a lot of fun. Come join the party.

Music by Fergus McCreadie, Christian Mason, and new arrangements by Donald Grant
Full programme TBC
Approximate runtime with interval: 95 minutes

Jazz trio, string quartet (amplified)
Fergus McCreadie Piano
David Bowden Bass
Stephen Henderson Drums
Rakhi Singh Violin
Donald Grant Violin
TBC Viola, Cello

Manchester Collective: The Unfurrowed Field

Manchester Collective presents
The Unforrowed Field
Fergus McCreadie and Manchester Collective
Saturday 10th March 2024
Full programme TBC
75 Argyle Street
Tickets on sale soon – Mixed seating + standing

Tickets available online in advance or in person at the Future Yard Box Office.
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