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The Manchester International Roots Orchestra is a unique new musically diverse orchestra comprising musicians from Greater Manchester’s refugee and other diverse communities and RNCM students

Mcr International Roots Orchestra

The Manchester International Roots Orchestra (MIRO) is a unique ensemble of musicians with roots from across the world including students from the RNCM. Its repertoire skilfully combines diverse musical influences from haunting Eastern European melodies, to the delicate textures of Middle Eastern percussion and vocals; through to soulful Sufi chants of South Asia, joyful African gospel – embracing rap, hip-hop, classical and jazz along the way.

MIRO is led by Romanian-born double-bass maestro and composer Michael Cretu, with support from Producer and MC, Remi Adefeyisan.

This unique orchestra has performed at a number of high profile concerts including recent performances at the national Platforma Festival, Journeys Festival international and the Edinburgh Festival.

MIRO was set up in 2012 by Community Arts North West in partnership with the Royal Northern College of Music. In 2016 with support from CAN’s Talent Development Programme, MIRO launched as an independent orchestra.

Check out their website on http://mcrblogs.co.uk/miro/#.WIjJ6bmtWic

To book the orchestra or to find out more, please contact Remi Adefeyisan on somproductions@hotmail.co.uk or Michael Cretu on mdcretu@yahoo.com .


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  1. Steve Roberts says:

    I’ve written this on the Fall fans’ forum: “Manchester International Roots Orchestra (MIRO) at St Barnabas Church in Shore, Littleborough, Lancashire. An infectious mix of 12 musicians from Turkey, Kurdistan, Iran, Congo, Romania, Jamaica, Nigeria and Britain. They won over a very mixed crowd with some peerless singing and playing and an infectious mix of kora, oud, zithers, keys, whistles and drums. Next gig is at Manchester Cathedral at the end of September. Wish I could go again but it’s midweek, no good for those of us up at daft o’clock to go to work – bugger.”

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