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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Northern Flyway

A remarkable musical and visual experience inspired by birds, mythology and song.

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Bird on the Wire: The songs of Leonard Cohen

Bird on the Wire are a ten-piece collective of outstanding musicians who interpret the music of Leonard Cohen.

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The Houghton Weavers

The Houghton Weavers have been entertaining folk now for forty-five years with their unique blend of popular folk music, humour and audience participation.

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John McCusker

John McCusker comes to The Met this September to play a very special concert in celebration of his thirtieth anniversary as a professional musician.

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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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Chloe Foy

Singer-songwriter Chloe Foy returns to The Met to play songs from her brand new album Where Shall We Begin.

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Thea Gilmore

Thea Gilmore is one of the UK's most gifted and celebrated singer-songwriters. She comes to The Met as part of her first ever tour performing completely solo.

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Karine Polwart

Seven-times winner at The BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Karine Polwart is a songwriter, musician, theatre maker, and author.

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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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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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Sam Brookes

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

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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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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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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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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

Best known as a member of Bellowhead, singer, cellist, fiddle and viola player Rachael McShane comes to The Met with her new band the Cartographers.

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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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Fairport Convention

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

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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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