‘Rise Up’ Showcase on 14th & 19th Oct 2019

We’re very excited to announce we’ll be showcasing some of our ‘Rise Up’ show in just a few weeks’ time!

For the last few months we’ve been working on songs and choreography for the new show which we’ll be launching in 2020 but…thanks to Arts Council England we now have the opportunity to showcase our ideas at Manchester Folk Festival as part of our Demon Barbers XL performance on Sat 19th Oct!

Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be working with theatre director, Mark Tillotson, and video & projectionist Will Monks, to look at different ways of presenting our show.

We will also be holding a FREE sharing of this work at Kala Sangam Arts Centre, Bradford on Monday 14th October @ 7pm. Please contact damien@breakingtradition.co.uk if you would to join us.

There will be a feedback session following the sharing and we would love your input and support.

For tickets for the showcase as part of The Demon Barbers XL @ Manchester Folk Festival, please click here 

Supported by Arts Council England



Folk song has long provided a mouthpiece for the common people to not only share stories but to inspire political action. Until now, the Demon Barbers have largely steered clear of politics but ‘Rise Up’ heralds a change. The inspiration for the show comes from ‘Kett’s Rebellion’ of 1549, an uprising which took place in, lead-singer, Damien Barber’s Norfolk homeland over the illegal enclosures of common land.

The new show will present a collection of songs which explores some of the rebellions and protests that has shaped the social & political climate of the UK & Ireland over the last 500 years. The show will be launched alongside a new CD release by The Demon Barbers.

 You can listen to & see an extract of the animated title track ‘Rise Up’ here 

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