Since forming in 2001, Albireo have become firm favourites in the Greater Manchester area, with appearances at Poynton CeilidhsPhoenix CeilidhsRyburn 3 StepLiverpool Contra and other dance clubs in the North West.

The band play a mixture of tunes. Most are English, Scottish, Irish or American, but others come from further afield and there are some self-penned compositions as well. The emphasis is on folk dance tunes, but they’ll also throw in in-between tune sets or songs for those with weary feet.