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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.
Inspired by Liverpool poet Adrian Henri, Horny Handed Tons of Soil fuses poetry with folk, documentary film and theatrical storytelling.
The Houghton Weavers have been entertaining folk now for over 42 years with their unique blend of popular folk music, humour and audience participation.
Irish singer-songwriter Declan O'Rourke is acclaimed for his soulful folk and trad inspired music.
Kris Drever is back at The Met to celebrate his latest successes and awards. This performance will be a 'best of' set featuring songs from Kris' first decade along with some new...
For more than 40 years, Andy has been a world music pioneer and icon for traditional music and musicians. Founder member of bands such as Sweeney's Men, Planxty, Patrick Street, Mozaik, and...
A guitarist of formidable talent, Martin Simpson is equally at home playing English or American traditional folk, blues, or his own original compositions.
Julie Murphy is a singer songwriter, a member of folk innovators fernhill and a powerful solo performer.
Folk music star Sam Lee brings his unique experience of starlit walks in the English woods for outdoor concerts with wild nightingales and special guest musicians to venues across the UK.
With Emma Sweeney. Get started on one of the most simple yet endearing of all instruments – the old tin whistle.
Expect expert, energised and astute music making - combined with a good helping of folk, jazz and reggae influences.
A workshop that will address the different features of traditional Irish whistle playing, including repertoire, technique and regional playing styles.
Kindled out of Manchester’s thriving music scene, highly respected instrumental quintet Aizle present an inventive mix of infused new and traditional tunes.
With Andy May and Sophy Ball of the Andy May Trio. A great opportunity to share in the remarkable repertoire of Andy and Sophy.
An access session specifically for younger people.
Join Aizle in the bar for a relaxed chat and a tune.
With Emma Sweeney. If you can play a simple tune and like to play with others, this workshop is for you.
Andy May Trio guitarist Ian Stephenson leads an inspiring masterclass focussing on traditional music.
High energy jigs combine with songs from the Irish tradition.
Expect energetic instrumental music, inspired by the rich traditions of their native north-east.
Throughout the Big Whistle Festival the Stanley Room bar will be open with sessions before each ticketed show - come early and grab a corner.
Bring your questions and whistle woes to this informal session.
Michael McGoldrick is renowned for his hallmark and effortless fusion of traditional, roots and urbanised musical forms.
Singer, songwriter and musician Louise Jordan shares the stories of inspirational women who served in the first world war.
Two of folk music's most highly regarded and celebrated musicians, John McCusker and Heidi Talbot, are joining forces for the first time as a duo.
Are you ready for a sing-a-longa party? The Lancashire Hotpots are back with a brand new show and they want YOU singing along.
An eclectic mix of established international musicians, emerging artists, DJs and family arts come to Ramsbottom Cricket Ground on 14, 15 and 16 September.
Christine Collister, Melanie Harrold, Julie Matthews, Helen Watson and Chris While are back with a new live album and another opportunity to see their dynamic show.