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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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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Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

One of the most intriguing, uninhibited and popular duos on the British folk scene. Rescheduled from Friday 24 April.

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Sam Brookes

London based songsmith and former Sunday Times ‘Breaking Act’ Sam Brookes is still one of the UK alt-folk’s best kept secrets.

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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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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. Rescheduled from Thursday 26 March 2020.

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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.

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Harp and a Monkey

Award-winning modern folk trio Harp and a Monkey specialise in poignant, humorous and melodic songs and stories (traditional and original) about life, love and remembrance. Rescheduled from Friday 12 June 2020.

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Daphne’s Flight

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

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Bernard Wrigley

Bernard Wrigley performs his unique blend of songs, stories, monologues, very silly one verse poems and guitar playing. Rescheduled from Thursday 2 April 2020 and Thursday 27 August 2020.

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Fairport Convention

The band that launched British folk-rock return with some musical surprises from albums old and new. Rescheduled from 27 May and 9 September.

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John Smith

Essex-born John Smith has built a reputation as one of the UK’s finest guitarists and songwriters. Rescheduled from Wednesday 20 May.

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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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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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Skerryvore

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

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