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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Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle

Top class folk songs, tunes and charming bonhomie from folk's legendary musical magpies Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle.

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Sam Brookes

Singer-songwriter Sam Brookes returns to The Met with his gorgeous new album Black Feathers.

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Còig

Còig are a fiery Celtic folk quartet from Canada. They come to The Met with songs from their Canadian Folk Music Award winning album Ashlar.

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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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Rowan Rheingans – Dispatches on the Red Dress

An intimate and courageous new solo show by twice BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning songwriter Rowan Rheingans.

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The East Pointers

Canadian trio The East Pointers are back at The Met with their latest innovative album Yours to Break.

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Usher’s Island

Five of the most acclaimed and influential names in Irish traditional music come together. Featuring Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, Paddy Glackin, Michael McGoldrick and John Doyle.

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Joshua Burnside

Northern Irish experimental folk songwriter Joshua Burnside comes to The Met with songs from his acclaimed album Into the Depths of Hell.

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St Agnes Fountain

St Agnes Fountain return to celebrate Christmas as a trio with Chris While, Julie Matthews and Fairport Convention’s Chris Leslie.

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The Young’uns

Three time winners of the prestigious BBC Folk Awards, The Young’uns are one of the hottest properties on the UK Folk and Acoustic scene.

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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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Awake Arise

A celebration of the riches of our varied winter traditions from five of the English folk scene’s most inventive artists.

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Seth Lakeman

We're thrilled to welcome charismatic singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman to The Met as one of only a handful of intimate dates he will be playing this December.

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The Outside Track

One of the best Celtic acts in the world. Blending fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, flute, whistle and vocals with breathtaking vitality!

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Flook

The Iconic, ground-breaking, Irish/English folk group returns to Bury with music from their latest album Ancora.

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Rachael McShane and the Cartographers

This event will not take place on this date, and is likely to be rescheduled. Ticket holders will be contacted regarding the new date as soon as it is confirmed.

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The Trials of Cato

The Trials of Cato pay homage to the folk tradition, twisting it into something febrile and modern, with stomping tunes and captivating stories.

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Lindisfarne

The legendary 1970s folk-rock pioneers return with a classic five-piece line-up.

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Daoirí Farrell

Singer and bouzouki player Daoirí Farrell is one of most important folk musicians to come out of Ireland in recent years.

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Charm of Finches

Australian indie-folk sister duo Charm of Finches make haunted tunes about love, grief and whispering trees.

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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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Bernard Wrigley

Bernard Wrigley performs his unique blend of songs, stories, monologues, very silly one verse poems and guitar playing.

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Jacob & Drinkwater

Acclaimed folk duo Tobias ben Jacob and Lukas Drinkwater come to The Met with songs from their forthcoming album More Notes From The Field

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Grace Petrie solo

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

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Daphne’s Flight

Daphne's Flight features five of the finest singer-songwriters of their generation.

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