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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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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  • Fri 31 Jan 8:00 PM

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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Anna McLuckie

Hauntingly beautiful sounds from Edinburgh born singer-songwriter/harpist Anna McLuckie and her band. All-ages gig with 6pm start, before Richard Hawley gig on same night.

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Breabach

Multi-award winning Scottish contemporary folk band Breabach return in celebration of their fifteenth anniversary

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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 reveal his skills in song writing.

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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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Kirsty Almeida

World folk singer/songwriter and composer Kirsty Almeida returns with songs from her new studio album Moonbird.

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Blazin’ Fiddles

Scottish four-piece Blazin’ Fiddles are one of the world’s most prolific fiddle groups.

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Yorkston Thorne Khan

Folk meets jazz and Indian classical music in this remarkable collaboration between James Yorkston, Jon Thorne and Suhail Yusuf Khan.

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  • Sat 14 Mar 7:30 PM

The Lancashire Hotpots: Beerhemian Rhapsody Tour

The kings of musical comedy are back to bring you another night of madcap music and laughs!

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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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Jeffrey Martin and Anna Tivel

An evening with two acclaimed singer-songwriters from Portland, Oregon. This event has been rescheduled from 27 March.

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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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Calan

Welsh folk supergroup Calan return with their trademark brand of high-energy routines, verve and raw excitement.

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Twelfth Day

Genre-blending Scottish band that are as edgy as they are inventive.

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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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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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John Smith

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

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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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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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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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