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Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle

Masters of flute, fiddle, song and guitar, Michael McGoldrick, John Doyle and John McCusker return to The Met with songs from their new album The Wishing Tree.

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Shake the Chains

Shake the Chains explores the role songs have played in social change, resistance and protest. Featuring celebrated UK folk singer songwriters Nancy Kerr, Findlay Napier, Hannah Martin, Greg Russell, Tim Yates and special...

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Next 7 days

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  • Wed 8:00 PM

Griff Rhys Jones

Join the star of Not the Nine o'clock News, Smith & Jones and Three Men In A Boat as he airs stories, anecdotes, reminiscences and outright lies – from forty years of...

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Martyn Joseph

Martyn Joseph is as performer like no other. "The Welsh Springsteen" as he's been called is a jaw dropping guitar player with a unique percussive style and a show stopping voice.

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Mat Walklate and Paulo Fuschi

Mat Walklate (harmonica) and Paolo Fuschi (guitar) play diverse and dynamic ska-influenced blues, with a rich tone rooted in the very earliest days of amplification. Don’t miss this evening of inspired and...

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Swing Commanders

An evening of big band hits, western swing, jump and jive.

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Lunasa

Formed from members of some of Ireland’s greatest bands, Lunasa's complex arrangements and unique sound has reshaped the boundaries of traditional music.

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  • Thu 1 Feb 8:00 PM

The Slow Readers Club

The beloved Manchester-based four-piece The Slow Readers Club bring their dark and brooding indie electro to The Met for a special performance as part of Independent Music Venues Week.

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First Thursday Comedy Club

Hilarious comedy on the First Thursday of every month

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Richard Hawley

We welcome revered Sheffield songwriter and guitarist Richard Hawley for an intimate acoustic gig presented as part of Independent Venue Week 2018

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Fara + Adam Holmes and the Embers

A double-header concert featuring two exciting young folk groups from Scotland.

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The Jerseys

The Jerseys pay tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons performing hits including Let's Hang On, Big Girls Don't Cry, and Walk Like A Man.

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Sam Baker

Sam Baker returns to The Met with his fifth album Land of Doubt.

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Stephen Bailey

Meet your new potty-mouthed best friend, who supported Katherine Ryan and Jenny Eclair on their recent sell-out UK tours.

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The Eskies

Having been cast out, blacklisted, rejected and ejected from gentlemen’s clubs far and wide, five dejected cast asides joined forces in what was to be their own celebration of commonality.

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Yana and the Yeti

A snowy tale for children aged 5+, featuring exquisite music, Arctic landscapes and a cast of extraordinary puppets.

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Vonda Shepard

Through her long running appearances and performances on smash hit TV show Ally McBeal her music has been heard by millions. In this intimate show she performs new hits alongside old favourites.

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Aaaaaaaaaaaaagh! Dinosaurs!

A young troll girl finds herself defending her town from a gang of destructive, deadly dinosaurs! For ages 5+.

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Orphan Colours

Orphan Colours is an English band formed by former Ahab members Steve "Seebs" Llewellyn and Dave Burn. They have been dubbed a "supergroup"[1] because they are joined by former Noah and the...

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The Moonwatcher

A world of cotton mill chimneys, talking birds, Asian twists and tales. We are led through a surreal landscape to witness one family's fate on our fast spinning planet.

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Breabach

Breabach continue to build a reputation at the forefront of the UK's world and roots music scene

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Mark Nevin

Fairground Attraction founder, songwriter and double BRIT Award winner.

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Lost and Found

Once there was a boy who found a penguin. They set out on a journey to the South Pole... For ages 3+.

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Martin Harley and Daniel Kimbro

On the heels of the largely sold out 'Static in the Wires' tour, this dynamic transatlantic duo take to the road again for their 'Feet don't fail me' tour.

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Tom McConville Band

Top folk fiddler Tom McConville joins forces with guitarist David Newey, acoustic bass player Phil Murray and accordionist Shona Kipling to form The Tom McConville Band.

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Wille and the Bandits

Wille and the Bandits combine classic blues-rock with progressive and world music influences to create an energetic and soulful sound that is all their own.

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Graham Fellows

Comedy from the man behind John Shuttleworth

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The Ennis Sisters + Dave Gunning

A fantastic transatlantic co-headline tour from two of the biggest names from the culture-rich maritime provinces of Canada.

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Leveret and Spiro

The Eccentric Orbits Tour showcases the unique and distinctive music of Leveret and Spiro in a show that will fly the flag for new English instrumental music.

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Desperado (Eagles Tribute)

Desperado show their respect for this timeless music with the authenticity and accuracy that have become their hallmark.

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Rock of Ages High School Edition

Performed by the award winning youth group of Prestwich Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society, this 1980s rock musical is a big, brash, energetic tribute to classic rock.

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Sean Taylor

One of the hottest names in the UK blues/acoustic scene, Sean Taylor has frequently been compared with John Martyn, Chris Isaak and Tom Waits.

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Son of Town Hall

Victorian-era outfits, meditations about the sea, and songs that beg you to sing along

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Stick In The Wheel

Stick In The Wheel have been taking the folk scene by storm with their incendiary performances of traditional English folk music

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Luke Daniels

Singer, songwriter and composer Luke Daniels is acclaimed for his 'polyphon' combining 19th century music technology with acoustic and digital sounds. Expect original tunes alongside re-workings of songs by Nic Jones, Jerry...

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One Hundred Years of Magnificent Music

Join us on a journey through the decades rekindling special memories of music, song and film. Featuring music from Glen Miller, Elvis, The Beatles, Queen, Amy Winehouse and many more.

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Police Dog Hogan

An exuberant fusion of country, pop, folk and rocking bluegrass

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Metro Jazz Spring Concert

The Met's community jazz orchestra performs a mix of foot-tapping jazz.

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Peter Knight and John Spiers

Fantastic folk music in Leyland as legendary fiddle player Peter Knight (ex-Steeleye Span) and melodeon player extraordinaire John Spiers (ex-Bellowhead) join forces.

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Hoot Owl – Master of Disguise

Watch out! I am HOOT OWL. I am hungry. And here I come! For ages 4+.

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Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham

With Aly’s passionate fiddle playing and Phil’s mastery of the accordion, the pair have won awards including Best Duo at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Together they are simply the best...

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Glenn Tilbrook

It was in 1973 when Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford first formed the band...

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Just Turf

Just Turf is a poignant, original and dark exploration of one woman's personal fantasy to dance with Michael Flately and smother him in her prize winning creamy mashed potato.

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Moya Brennan

The voice Clannad solo

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Showaddywaddy

Showaddywaddy have long been established as Europe's most successful ever exponents of retro-inspired rock & roll. The record speaks for itself!

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Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

Twice winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for ‘Best Duo’, husband and wife duo Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman return to The Met with their latest album Personae.

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Geoff Norcott

The star of BBC2's The Mash Report and Live At The Apollo takes to the road with his new show following a sell-out season at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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Portrait of Wednesday

In 1963 Bury Cine Society made 'Portrait of Wednesday', a dramatised documentary film of daily life in the town

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Shake It Till You Make It

Street Shakers Dance, Sports and Fitness Clubs present a night of performances.

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Horny Handed Tons of Soil

Inspired by Liverpool poet Adrian Henri, Horny Handed Tons of Soil fuses poetry with folk, documentary film and theatrical storytelling.

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Chris Difford and Boo Hewerdine

Co-founder of Squeeze, Chris Difford has made a lasting contribution to English music with hits like Cool For Cats, Up The Junction, Labelled With Love, Hourglass and Tempted.

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  • Sat 31 Mar 11:00 AM

You’ve Got Dragons

Lots of people get them; bad dreams, swirly tummy, feeling prickly. And sometimes they make you feel alone. So, what can a young child with a bad case of the dragons do?

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The Houghton Weavers

The Houghton Weavers have been entertaining folk now for over 42 years with their unique blend of popular folk music, humour and audience participation.

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The Secret Sisters

We're welcoming The Secret Sisters to The Met for the first time to offer up the sort of harmonising that only siblings like Laura and Lydia Rogers can achieve.

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G2 Definitive Genesis

G2 Definitive Genesis pay tribute to a vintage period in Genesis’ long and colourful history, the four-man “Seconds Out” era, and earlier Peter Gabriel years.

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LiveWire

Live/Wire is The AC/DC Tribute show. The unique six man tribute to rock music's greatest band AC/DC, complete with cannons, a wall of Marshalls and over two hours of High Voltage Rock...

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Declan O’Rourke

Irish singer-songwriter Declan O'Rourke is acclaimed for his soulful folk and trad inspired music.

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Workshops

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Sacred Sounds Voice Workshops

In these two incremental workshops voice specialist Beth Allen will offer twenty five people a way of working with their own voices that takes into consideration the whole potential of their natural...

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Introduction to Sound Recording

Led by The Met's professional Recording Studio Manager, this five-week course teaches techniques and skills for live sound recording

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Guitar Lessons

Learn to play the guitar in these weekly lessons with tutor Terry Moses.

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The Met’s Young Company Fundraiser

Members of The Met's Young Company showcase their recent work. Ticket income from this performance will go to support the group.

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