Folk Music

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Luke Jackson

Powerful, heartfelt vocals from this rising roots singer-songwriter. (Please note that this will now be a solo gig by Luke Jackson)

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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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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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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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Fara + Adam Holmes and the Embers

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

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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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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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Breabach

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

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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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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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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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Police Dog Hogan

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

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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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Moya Brennan

The voice Clannad solo

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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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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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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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Declan O’Rourke

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

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Kris Drever

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...

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Andy Irvine

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...

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Martin Simpson

A guitarist of formidable talent, Martin Simpson is equally at home playing English or American traditional folk, blues, or his own original compositions.

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Julie Murphy

Julie Murphy is a singer songwriter, a member of folk innovators fernhill and a powerful solo performer.

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Heidi Talbot and John McCusker

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.

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The Lancashire Hotpots

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.

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