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Go and check the website of The Angel. Lots of info, menus and maps – hope to see you there on the 5th July…

The Angel Pub – Real ale pub and Northern Quarter restaurant in Manchester
The Angel is an award winning real ale pub and Northern Quarter restaurant in Manchester. Whether you want haute cuisine, a sandwich or fish and chips, the Angel has something to suit all tastes in a cosy, relaxed atmosphere.
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May 23, 2015 at 02:32PM

Soldiers Farewell to Manchester

One of the original broadsides we performed a version of last Thursday night.  This was a plagiarised version of a much older song which was re-written to mention the newly opened Angel Inn on Rochdale Rd (1807), just a few hundred yards from Band on the Wall and the place where the soldier meets ‘the prettiest girl he ever did see’.  Published in 1807 it is possible that the landlord commissioned the writers (who were based in Pearson’s Printers just a few hundred yards away) to re-write the song as a piece of marketing to attract men to come and drink in the tavern frequented by the most beautiful girls in Manchester – some things never change!

Soldiers Farewel

Photos from the Band on the Wall gig on 23rd April 2015

After much ado we finally took to the stage last week to perform a completely new set taken from the Manchester Broadsides.

Performing these songs at Band on the Wall, originally called the George and Dragon when it first opened in 1806, on St Georges Day was an amazing buzz so thanks to all who made it on the night.

Over the next few weeks and months we will be publishing more of the fascinating stories behind these amazing songs, as well as appearing at a number of great festivals across the UK, so look forward to seeing you at one of them.

Band Wall Glen

Band Wall Gaffer


Band Wall T