The Manchester International Roots Orchestra (MIRO) is a unique ensemble of musicians with roots from across the world including refugee musicians. Our repertoire skilfully combines diverse musical influences from haunting Eastern European melodies, to the delicate textures of Middle Eastern percussion and vocals; through to soulful Sufi chants of South Asia, joyful African gospel – embracing rap, hip-hop, classical music and jazz along the way.

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  • Concert
    New Islington Free School
    04 Jun 2020, 18:00
    New Islington Free School, 10 Hugh Oldham Way, Manchester M4 6EY, UK
    The full MIRO ensemble some together to perform for the parents and pupils at New Islington Free School.
  • Concert
    Manchester Museum
    09 Apr 2020, 19:00
    Manchester Museum, University of, Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    Taking inspiration from the Heritage Futures exhibition and after a series of workshops at Manchester Museum the musicians of MIRO perform in concert. Free admission.
  • Creative Workshop
    Manchester Museum
    07 Apr 2020, 14:30 – 16:30
    Manchester Museum, University of, Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    Creating a piece exploring themes such as the uncertainty of living in unsafe places, transformation undertaken by settling in the UK and celebrating cultural diversity. We welcome budding musicians with stories to share to join in with these creative workshops. Please contact mdcretu@yahoo.com
  • Creative Workshop
    Manchester Museum
    17 Mar 2020, 14:30 – 16:30
    Manchester Museum, University of, Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    Creating a piece exploring themes such as the uncertainty of living in unsafe places, transformation undertaken by settling in the UK and celebrating cultural diversity. We welcome budding musicians with stories to share to join in with these creative workshops. Please contact mdcretu@yahoo.com
  • Creative Workshop
    Manchester Museum
    26 Feb 2020, 14:30 – 16:30
    Manchester Museum, University of, Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    Creating a piece exploring themes such as the uncertainty of living in unsafe places, transformation undertaken by settling in the UK and celebrating cultural diversity. We welcome budding musicians with stories to share to join in with these creative workshops. Please contact mdcretu@yahoo.com
  • A Journey of Friendship
    RNCM Theatre
    01 Nov 2019, 21:00
    RNCM Theatre, 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9RD, UK
    MIRO return to where they began, the RNCM, as part of the New Music Manchester Festival.
  • Journey Festival
    Cathedral Gardens
    13 Oct 2019, 14:00 – 14:40
    Cathedral Gardens, Corporation St, Manchester M4 3BG, UK
    MIRO are thrilled to return to the Journey Festival performing on the World Music stage.
  • MIRO at Manchester Museum
    Manchester Museum
    10 Oct 2019, 00:00
    Manchester Museum, University of, Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    The musicians of MIRO respond to an exhibition at the Manchester Museum as part of Black History Month. Time to be confirmed.
“It’s like the whole world is here in one room,
and you don’t need flight tickets to see it.