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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Ye Vagabonds

Expect harmony rich folk music, influenced by Irish traditional music, Appalachian singing, and the 1960s folk revival.

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Rihab Azar with Luke Daniels

In this second of four Kaleidoscope - Music Memes concerts, British accordion and melodeon player Luke Daniels joins forces with Syrian oudist Rihab Azar.

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Còig

Nova Scotia's folk powerhouse Còig are one of today’s most exciting new north-american celtic groups.

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Zi Lan Liao with Luke Daniels

In this third of four Kaleidoscope - Music Memes concerts, British accordion and melodeon player Luke Daniels joins forces with Chinese zither harp player Zi Lan Liao.

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Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys

Gordie MacKeeman exemplifies the term natural showman. An ace fiddle player nicknamed “crazy legs” for his frenetic loose-limbed step- dancing, he just loves to perform.

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Harp and a Monkey

Award-winning Greater Manchester-based experimental folk and storytelling trio who specialise in poignant, humorous and melodic short stories about life, love and remembrance.

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Lúnasa

Since releasing their debut CD in 1997, Lúnasa has acquired a worldwide reputation for traditional Irish acoustic music.

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Kaleidoscope – Music Memes finale full quartet performance

In this final of four Kaleidoscope - Music Memes concerts, all four performers who have appeared in the series will join forces for a final quartet performance.

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Nicola Beazley and Thom Ashworth

A double-headliner gig featuring fiddle player Nicola Beazley, and bassist and folksinger Thom Ashworth.

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Mama’s Broke

Canadian folk duo who deliver a compelling performance with heart and raw energy. This concert will take place at Radcliffe Market.

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Skipinnish

A unique and sublime mix of chart-topping, self-penned songs and powerful bagpipe, fiddle and accordion-led tune sets.

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Duncan Chisholm

Duncan Chisholm effortlessly evokes a background steeped in the rich highland music tradition through his rich, varied compositions.

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Sharon Shannon and band with special guest Seckou Keita

The legendary Irish accordion maestro is joined Senegal's Seckou Keita for this special show at The Met.

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Toby Walker in concert

A night of world-class acoustic blues and roots music by US guitarist Toby Walker, with support acts Sam Jefferson and Blue John (John Gregory).

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Blue Rose Code

Blue Rose Code is Scottish singer and songwriter Ross Wilson. He has been compared to John Martyn, Van Morrison and Tom Waits.

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The Oldham Tinkers

A rare appearance from the Lancastrian folk legends; an evening of dry wit and song with lashings of humour to spare.

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Kirsty McGee

Somewhere between jazz, folk, gospel and Americana there is an area of music that doesn’t have a name. Kirsty McGee has spent the past fifteen years mapping this place.

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9Bach

Welsh alt-folk group 9Bach come to The Met as part of a UK tour that sees the band perform their self-titled debut album live for the very first time.

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Clive Carroll

Guitar phenomenon Clive Carroll’s masterful compositions, coupled with his versatility and unparalleled technical virtuosity, have rendered him one of today’s most admired and respected guitarists.

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St Agnes Fountain

St Agnes Fountain come together for one month of the year to perform “rhythmed-up” carols and Christmas music, interspersed with laughter and spoken word.

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Turin Brakes Acoustic

The estimable London four-piece Turin Brakes comes to The Met as part of their UK Acoustic Tour.

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