Previewed: Tom Moore and Archie Moss at Manchester’s Central Library

Manchester gigs - Tom Moore and Archie Moss

Accordion/viola/electronics duo Tom Moore and Archie Moss will play a set at Manchester Central Library with new material from their upcoming album.

Widely regarded as two of the best players and innovators in traditional folk amongst a precociously gifted generation, Moore and Moss’ arrangements wield a rare potency. Now, having toured with some of the biggest and brightest acts in the British folk scene, they reconvene to perform as duo.

Their second record is due for release in 2020.  It will further unite the deep and resolute harmony of Moss’s accordion with the texture and flow of Moore’s viola; with droning, whirring, sparkling layers of electro-acoustic grit provoking a subtle complexity of palette. Whilst intrinsically borrowing from English and other European traditional dance form, sonically Moore and Moss have their heads firmly in the present, understanding the values of contemporary music and art making. The distinct pulse and intuition of trad-music haunts their playing as they continue to quietly reconsider English instrumental music, listening and responding to the world around them as much as their musical ancestors.​

When do Tom Moore and Archie Moss play at Manchester Central Library?

Tom Moore and Archie Moss play at Manchester Central Library at 6pm on Wednesday 13 November.  Tickets are available via Ents24

Mark Kelly

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