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’.

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Sam Carter

BBC Folk Award winning English singer, songwriter and guitarist Sam Carter returns to The Met.

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Daphne’s Flight

Combining five of the finest singer-songwriters of their generation, Daphne’s Flight captivate with complex harmony arrangements, unbridled energy and the infectious joy of performing together.

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The Houghton Weavers

Popular folk music, humour and audience participation from a band who have been entertaining folk now for forty-five years.

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Fairport Convention

The band that launched British folk-rock return with some musical surprises from albums old and new.

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Rolling Down the Road

A magical musical bus ride for children and families by singer-songwriter David Gibb. Fun for ages 3-11 years during the May half-term holiday.

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Mama’s Broke

Mama's Broke are a Canadian folk duo who deliver a compelling performance with heart and raw energy.

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Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita with special guests Vishtèn

In September 2019, Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita travelled to Prince Edward Island on...

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Harp and a Monkey

Award-winning modern folk trio Harp and a Monkey play songs from their back catalogue in addition to their acclaimed new album, The Victorians.

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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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Jeffrey Martin and Anna Tivel

An evening with two acclaimed singer-songwriters from Portland, Oregon.

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Grace Petrie and The Resistance Band

Grace Petrie returns with her uniquely warm and witty take on life, love and politics.

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Mad Dog Mcrea

Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music.

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Thea Gilmore

Thea Gilmore comes to The Met as part of her first ever tour performing completely solo. Support comes from singer, songwriter, author and broadcaster Mark Radcliffe.

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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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John Smith

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

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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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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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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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Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle

Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle return with their own special blend of top class folk songs, tunes and charming bonhomie.

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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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Daoirí Farrell

Daoirí Farrell is one of most important folk singers to come out of Ireland in recent years.

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