Music

Adina Nelu playing the flute in group AMCG. Photo credit: Joe Stevenson. Permission for use from Adina Nelu

“It was really humbling to find out I was the only composer from the North West ” – Salford alumna and composer Adina Nelu selected for BAFTA and BFI programme

Adina Nelu playing the flute in group ACMG. Photo credit: Joe Stevenson. Permission for use from Adina Nelu Adina Nelu […]

Blaney, the band fronted by Salford Music Festival's founder Ed Blaney, playing live. Used with permission.

“To any young people in the music industry, keep going” – Salford Music Festival react to the possibility of the return of live music by the summer

The annual Salford Music Festival showcases the best of the city’s musical talent whilst also raising vital funds for a […]

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New Order’s ‘Blue Monday’ celebrates its 38th anniversary

Smokeghost CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/>, via Flickr   On the 7th of March, Salfordian legends, New Order, celebrate the 38th […]

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Salford boy-band Unknown Refuge release new single ‘If The Gods Be Good’

Alex Mancini, attended Music and Performing Arts – Salford (MAPAS) from 11-16 years old, where he was part of the […]

Jackie Kay by Claudia Alonso (2015) University of Salford Art Collection

Salford University Chancellor hosted online Christmas festival special ‘Makar to Cracker’

University of Salford Chancellor, Jackie Kay CBE, hosted an online Christmas festival last night, Makar to Cracker. The Scottish poet, […]

The Cavs. Credit: Holly Pritchard.

“He looked like someone who wanted to be in a band”- Meet ‘The Cavs’, indie-rock band with Eccles roots

Laid-back local lads, ‘The Cavs’, are a five-piece indie-rock band with roots in Eccles, Salford. The band members are: (Absent […]

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“It’s a big metaphor for a battle” – Trio of Salford artists create electro-pop music video

Three Salford artists have overcome Covid-19 restrictions to produce a music video.  Ewan Job, Harrison Jones and Jack Jameson have […]

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‘The perfect blend of indie, pop and garage’ – Interview with Hates Talking

There are many famous bands and musicians from Salford, such as the Happy Mondays and Joy Division. One hopeful and […]