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Sunday Spoonful-and a beer or three: Acoustic night at Mary & Archie

Described on the "Didsbury Life" web page as "our lovely independent bo-ho bar on Burton Road", this small bar in fashionable "West Didsbury", opened in 2011, is now well established. Champions of independent brewers, the bar offers a range of cask ales as well as a wide selection of foreign beers.

Sunday nights see the bar host an evening of live acoustic music from 9pm onwards, so some gentle sounds to help the beer go down....

Featured act for 4 May is Bells-in-the-Birches:

"Helen Riley is the singer-songwriter, guitarist, violin and viola player behind Bells in the Birches. A classically trained musician, with an eclectic musical taste, Helen spent her early career playing in string quartets, orchestras, rock and folk bands before being recruited to play viola, violin and sing backing vocals in Manchester Americana group, (Bob Harris favourites), Blind Atlas. Their split in 2012 provided the catalyst to start her solo project.

With bluesy vocals, swinging rhythms and poignant lyrics, Bells in the Birches offer a quirky and emotive blend of US and UK musical styles."  (Soundcloud) 

A joint event with Manchester I Like Good Music But My Friends Don't Meetup group

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  • Jean B.

    really good

    1 · May 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member


    April 26, 2014

    • Richard

      Were you there, Joe?

      May 5, 2014

  • Richard

    I had only previously visited M&A once- during a weekday afternoon when it was exceptionally quiet, but was taken with it because it had a good range of cask beers, for a small bar of its type. Tonight it was heaving but had a nice relaxed atmosphere- it was a shame you couldn't hear the music above the general conversation- perhaps the venue should consider a small nominal charge for these events. There was a nice mix of people from the two Meetup groups.

    May 5, 2014

  • Richard

    I am at Railway st m& a shortly

    May 4, 2014

  • Alyssa

    Will you let us know when your there :-)we're just at the railway

    1 · May 4, 2014

  • Mary

    Look forward to meeting you all, I'll be there about 8pm. First time out with this group so hopefully will recognise you all!

    May 3, 2014

    • Mary

      Cheers Richard - if I don't catch you in the Railway I'll look out for the sign.

      May 3, 2014

    • Jordi

      Hi! It's my first time also with the group. I look forward to it :-) I will look out for the sign

      May 4, 2014

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