Skip to main content

Manchester Collective: The Unfurrowed Field

Part of Soundworlds Rising Stars

This event has passed.

Mercury Prize-nominated pianist Fergus McCreadie and his spellbinding collaborators on bass and drums join the Manchester Collective string quartet to blast through an irresistible collection of music that lives somewhere between the boundaries of jazz, new classical and Scottish folk.

Fergus McCreadie Piano
David Bowden Bass
Stephen Henderson Drums
Rakhi Singh Violin
Donald Grant Violin
Simone van der Giessen Viola
Christian Elliott 

Alongside a brand new set by Fergus, fellow Scotsman and Collective favourite Donald Grant is arranging a collection of traditional folk tunes for this unlikely band of players. It’s music that goes straight to the heart, full of warmth, optimism and fun. Come join the party!

Known for their experimental programming, daring collaborations and engaging performances, Manchester Collective perform a combination of cutting-edge contemporary music, classical masterpieces and staged work in spaces ranging from concert halls to warehouses, nightclubs to festivals. New music and collaboration are of vital importance to the Collective; they commission and present work by some of today’s most exciting artistic voices, crossing different genres and artforms.


Fergus McCreadie Selections from Forest Floor, Stream and new work (world premiere)
Donald Grant Thoir thusa nuas an rionnag sin (Bring you down that star) (world premiere)
Donald Grant NZ 2004
Trad Airs
Christian Mason Selections from Tuvan and Sardinian Songbooks
Joseph Haydn Op 54 No 2, II Adagio
György Kurtág Selections from Officium breve in memoriam Andreae Szervánszky
Anna Meredith Honeyed Words

Programmed with support from The Foyle Foundation

Pre-event Food & Drink

Enjoy delicious drinks and light bites from our Café Bar ahead of the event.

Available to pre-order when booking your tickets, you can choose from a selection of house drinks on arrival, accompanied by a board of bread, olives and dips (all Vegetarian). Just select which option – for one or two people – you would like, before checkout.

Your pre-ordered food and drink will be available to collect from the Café Bar from 60 minutes before the event. It’s the perfect way to begin your event experience at St George’s!