Jennifer Reid sings Ballads

- The Portico Library

Jennifer Reid sings Ballads
The Portico Library, 57 Mosley Street Manchester M2 3HY
Thu 20th Jun, 2024
6pm - 7pm

Advance tickets £3

Acclaimed musician and researcher Jennifer Reid helps kick off the Portico Collection‘s exploration of northern folk with an evening of ballads. The performance forms part of their Dynamic Collection project People, Purpose and Place.

The working classes made music as a provocation and this is a tradition that Jennifer Reid continues, performing 19th Century Lancashire dialect work songs, Manchester broadside ballads and clog steps. Jennifer played Barb in Shane Meadows’ critically acclaimed period drama The Gallows Pole on the BBC and has recently supported Pulp and John Cooper Clarke, latterly for Chanel’s prestigious Metiers d’Art show. She works across academia, folk performance, heritage consultation and media to bring industrial history back to the people.