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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Mama’s Broke

Canadian folk duo who deliver a compelling performance with heart and raw energy. This concert will take place at Radcliffe Market.

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Skipinnish

A unique and sublime mix of chart-topping, self-penned songs and powerful bagpipe, fiddle and accordion-led tune sets.

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Duncan Chisholm

Duncan Chisholm effortlessly evokes a background steeped in the rich highland music tradition through his rich, varied compositions. He is joined by Jarlath Henderson, Hamish Napier and Innes Watson.

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Gryphon

Gryphon is the oldest and the newest thing – a legendary British band that’s as exhilarating, energetic, unpredictable and addictive now as it was when the boys last toured, in the 1970s.

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Sharon Shannon and band with special guest Seckou Keita

The legendary Irish accordion maestro is joined Senegal's Seckou Keita for this special show at The Met.

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Toby Walker in concert

A night of world-class acoustic blues and roots music by US guitarist Toby Walker, with support acts Sam Jefferson and Blue John (John Gregory).

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Blue Rose Code

Blue Rose Code is Scottish singer and songwriter Ross Wilson. He has been compared to John Martyn, Van Morrison and Tom Waits.

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The Oldham Tinkers

A rare appearance from the Lancastrian folk legends; an evening of dry wit and song with lashings of humour to spare.

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The Trials of Cato

Energetic folk trio The Trials of Cato pay homage to tradition whilst twisting old bones into something modern, with stomping tunes and captivating stories.

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Arcade

Ireland’s Heidi Talbot and Scotland’s Adam Holmes join forces to write, record and tour an album of original material together.

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Rachel Sermanni

Rachel Sermanni returns with songs from her new album So It Turns.

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Kirsty McGee and Ben Bedford

Acclaimed songwriters Ben Bedford and Kirsty McGee bring to The Met an intimate and memorable live show with tales from both sides of the Atlantic.

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9Bach

Welsh alt-folk group 9Bach come to The Met as part of a UK tour that sees the band perform their self-titled debut album live for the very first time.

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Clive Carroll

Guitar phenomenon Clive Carroll’s masterful compositions, coupled with his versatility and unparalleled technical virtuosity, have rendered him one of today’s most admired and respected guitarists.

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Mairearad Green and Anna Massie

A captivating folk duo from Scotland.

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Joshua Burnside

Deftly blends alt-folk and elements of the Irish folk song tradition with South American rhythms and Eastern European influences.

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The Pitmen Poets

A celebration of north-east England's coal mining tradition in an evening of music, song and spoken word. Featuring Billy Mitchell, Bob Fox, Benny Graham, and Jez Lowe.

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The Lock In “Christmas Carol”

Half gig, half dance show and half panto! Join the BBC Award Winning team of musicians and dancers for 150% of the very best festive live music, song and dance!

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St Agnes Fountain

St Agnes Fountain come together for one month of the year to perform “rhythmed-up” carols and Christmas music, interspersed with laughter and spoken word.

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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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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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