Louis Armstrong is reported to have once said that “All music is Folk music”. He could have been talking about The Met. From traditional to contemporary, English, celtic or international, Bury has become a place that live music fans know they can catch brilliant gigs from bands and artists who fall under the wide banner of ‘folk’.

Folk Music

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Belshazzar’s Feast

One of the best-loved duos in folk music.

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Hannah White

British singer-songwriter Hannah White performs a duo show with her husband/guitarist Keiron.

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Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita

This sublime, critically acclaimed and multi award-winning collaboration between two adventurous virtuoso musicians –...

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Bird on the Wire

Bird on the Wire are a ten-piece collective of outstanding musicians who interpret the music of Leonard Cohen. Rescheduled from 9 May 2020.

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John McCusker

John McCusker comes to The Met this September to play a very special concert in celebration of his thirtieth anniversary as a professional musician.

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Mad Dog Mcrea

Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. Rescheduled from Saturday 3 October 2020.

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Thea Gilmore

Thea Gilmore comes to The Met as part of her first ever tour performing completely solo. Rescheduled from Wednesday 7 October 2020.

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Karine Polwart

Seven-times winner at The BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Karine Polwart is a songwriter, musician, theatre maker, and author.

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Old Sea Legs

Old Sea Legs is the new solo project of folk troubadour and pop pioneer Ian Bermingham, best known as the frontman of Dublin quintet The Eskies.

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Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle

Top class folk songs, tunes and charming bonhomie. Rescheduled from 28 February 2020.

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Skerryvore

With a mix of fiddle, accordions, pipes and whistles, alongside guitar and vocals, Skerryvore represent the best in contemporary Scottish traditional music. Rescheduled from 26 November 2020.

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Joshua Burnside

Northern Irish experimental folk songwriter Joshua Burnside comes to The Met with songs from his acclaimed album Into the Depths of Hell.

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Awake Arise

A celebration of the riches of our varied winter traditions from five of the English folk scene’s most inventive artists. Rescheduled from 17 December 2020.

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Rachael McShane and the Cartographers

Best known as a member of Bellowhead, Rachael McShane comes to The Met with her new band the Cartographers. Rescheduled from 26 March 2020 and 20 March 2021.

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Daoirí Farrell

Daoirí Farrell is one of most important folk singers to come out of Ireland in recent years. Rescheduled from 19 March 2020 and 8 April 2021.

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Grace Petrie solo

Grace Petrie returns with her uniquely warm and witty take on life, love and politics. Rescheduled from 2 October 2020 and 30 April 2021.

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Daphne’s Flight

Daphne's Flight features five of the finest singer-songwriters of their generation. Rescheduled from 16 May 2020 and 1 May 2021.

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