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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The Trials of Cato

Energetic folk trio The Trials of Cato pay homage to tradition whilst twisting old bones into something modern, with stomping tunes and captivating stories.

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Arcade

Ireland’s Heidi Talbot and Scotland’s Adam Holmes join forces to write, record and tour an album of original material together.

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Rachel Sermanni

Rachel Sermanni returns with songs from her new album So It Turns.

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Kirsty McGee and Ben Bedford

Acclaimed songwriters Ben Bedford and Kirsty McGee bring to The Met an intimate and memorable live show with tales from both sides of the Atlantic.

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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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Mairearad Green and Anna Massie

A captivating folk duo from Scotland.

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Joshua Burnside

Deftly blends alt-folk and elements of the Irish folk song tradition with South American rhythms and Eastern European influences.

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The Pitmen Poets

A celebration of north-east England's coal mining tradition in an evening of music, song and spoken word. Featuring Billy Mitchell, Bob Fox, Benny Graham, and Jez Lowe.

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The Albion Christmas Band

Traditional English Christmas songs, music and lighthearted fun from Ashley Hutchings, Simon Nicol, Kellie While and Simon Care.

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The Lock In “Christmas Carol”

Half gig, half dance show and half panto! Join the BBC Award Winning team of musicians and dancers for 150% of the very best festive live music, song and dance!

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Fara: Christmas Tour

FARA present a medley of Christmas music, and some original songs and tunes with a Christmas twist, providing you with a lot to celebrate this festive season.

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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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Martyn Joseph

Intelligent and enlightened songs from a mesmerizing live performer who has been compared to Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews.

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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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Steve Knightley

Best known for his role in Show of Hands with Phil Beer, Steve Knightley returns to The Met to show off his skills in song writing.

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Rachael McShane and the Cartographers

Best known as a member of Bellowhead, singer, cellist, fiddle and viola player comes to The Met with her new band Rachael McShane and the Cartographers.

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Bernard Wrigley

Bernard Wrigley (known as The Bolton Bullfrog) comes to The Met to perform his unique blend of songs, stories, monologues, very silly one verse poems and guitar playing.

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Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

One of the most intriguing, uninhibited and popular duos on the British folk scene.

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