We are an independent record label based in Manchester, UK.
Our artists include Honeyfeet, Bridie Jackson & The Arbour, Alabaster dePlume, Walk, Louis Barabbas & The Bedlam Six, Richard Barry, Felix Hagan & The Family, Becca Williams, T.E. Yates, Monkey Poet and Roxby's Wonky Disco.
This is a company that never chases money over content: we trust that our signings know better than the marketplace about the secrets of musical alchemy – we merely do our best to provide the environment, resources and support necessary to make this happen. We firmly believe that live performance is the only truly lasting musical format, with memory being our sharpest stylus. That said, we are dedicated to releasing unique and spectacular records (in whatever presentation science recommends at the time).
Debt Records was set up by a sound engineer, a session player and a songwriter with a shared enmity towards the legion of labels, promoters and managers that are draining the music world of its jouissance – cultural barbarians who exploit their contributors, underestimate their congregation and manipulate Music’s acolytes into deifying the sentimental slush of relentlessly reconstituted pop travesties.
We don’t care about what sells, we care about what survives... And, at this rate, it sure as hell won’t be the music industry as we currently recognise it.
Naïve? Absolutely not.
Preston Park Museum & Grounds plays host to the inaugural Walled Garden Festival, an evening of unique and inspiring music acts, curated by Bridie Jackson & The Arbour, and funded by Arts Council North East.
This evening event is a new addition to their annual daytime Folk Festival, which features traditional music and dance from a diverse selection of local and regional performers, and workshops held in the grounds of the museum.
Folk Festival: 1.00pm-5.00pm
Walled Garden Festival: 5.00pm-10.30pm
Rob Heron & The Teapad Orchestra, Lilliput, Bridie Jackson & The Arbour, By Toutatis, Ditte Elly, Sara Dennis & The Rivensmiths
Tickets for the festival are available here and cost £8, which includes free admission to the museum and daytime folk festival events.
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