Daniel Higgs & Chiara Giovandro playing at the Briton's in 2007. Photo by Anthony.
Daniel Higgs is known to many as the frontman of Baltimore's LUNGFISH who released 11 LPs on Dischord Records between 1990 and 2005 (the only non-Washington DC-based band to do so). He has released solo and other collaborative recordings since 1998, often playing banjo and jews harp.
I seem to remember that this gig featured songs from his (then recent and more song-based) LPs Ancestral Songs and Metempsychotic Melodies, in arrangements for two voices with additional violin from Chiara. There is other video footage online from a set they played in the US of a similar date. The gig was packed; there was no local support act.
He played in Manchester twice in 2007, the previous gig being held at Platt Chapel on Wilmslow Road, Fallowfield (now derelict), while it was being used as an Arts and Club space between 2007 and 2012 (approx dates).