All Because of Love

CAN are proud to be supporting internationally acclaimed Musician-Composer, Seyed Ali Jaberi and the Hamdel Ensemble as part of our Talent Development Scheme in 2019. We are delighted that Seyed Ali Jaberi has been successful in securing Arts Council funding for a national tour of All Because of Love; a music production, combining hauntingly beautiful […]

Ellie Sherwood

After completing my degree in music at The University of Manchester in 2014, I was awarded a scholarship to study ethnomusicology at master’s level at the same institution. I discovered my love of ethnomusicology through the performance of klezmer music, which I started in 2012. Since then, I have become increasingly interested in musical traditions […]

MIRO to perform at Black History Month launch

Manchester International Roots Orchestra are honoured to be performing as part of Greater Manchester’s Black History Month launch later this month. The performance takes place at Manchester Cathedral on Wednesday 30th September at 7pm. Tickets: £2 adults / £1 children Click here to book Facebook: blackhistoryGM Twitter: @BlackhistoryGM        

MIRO to perform at the Littleborough Arts Festival

Manchester International Roots Orchestra fans will be pleased to hear that the orchestra will be doing a summer gig as part of the Littleborough Arts Festival near Rochdale. The gig will take place on Thursday 27th August at 7.30pm at St Barnabas Church. Tickets cost £5 and are available from Framework, 30a Hare Hill Road, […]

CAN is recruiting!

Applications are now closed We’re seeking to recruit an experienced Principal Music Leader, who is passionate about encouraging the musicality and music-making of children, to lead on our Youth Music-funded Kámoši Roma-heritage Music-Making Programme starting in September 2015 through to July 2016. If you wish to apply, please click here for further details and to […]

Refugee Women’s Theatre Programme Explores Detention

In the second year of this popular project, over 20 committed women participants from refugee backgrounds are meeting weekly to learn drama, music and dance skills and to use these skills to speak up about issues of importance to them. The final show, Detention: Rule 35 will shine a light on the murky business of […]

MIRO gig at Rochdale Literature Festival

For all you Manchester International Roots Orchestra fans, there’s a FREE local gig coming up on Sunday 26 October 2014 as part of the Rochdale Literature Festival. For more details or to book, click here.

Manchester International Roots Orchestra Edinburgh Festival performances

Manchester International Roots Orchestra (MIRO) recently did three knockout performances as part of the prestigious Edinburgh Festival, gaining them excellent audience feedback and a five star review in The Edinburgh Reporter. Speaking about the orchestra, the reporter commented, ‘Music is a language that everyone can understand: the Manchester International Roots Orchestra brings that shared language […]

ONE NIGHT ONLY! Web broadcast of Lisapo performance

Watch the Lisapo web broadcast live from Band on the Wall, Saturday 28 June at 7pm With live chat in English and French LISAPO – The Congolese Tales tells the powerful story of Congolese migration to Britain through music oratory; featuring song, spoken word, moving image, theatre and dance. This special performance has been created […]

Platforma Festival 2013 Live Music Night video highlights

We’ve just uploaded the video highlights from the Platforma Festival 2013 Live Music Night featuring, amongst others, Manchester International Roots Orchestra, Crossings Band, plus Katy Carr and The Aviators. Platforma Festival 2013 brought artists, performers, academics, organisations and funders from across the UK and around the world together to showcase work, share practice and discuss […]