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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Gordon Giltrap and John Etheridge – Two Parts Guitar

Gordon Giltrap and John Etheridge join forces for an unforgettable evening of top class musicianship performed by two of the UK's most respected and influential guitarists.

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Breabach

Ranked among Scotland’s most skilled and imaginative contemporary folk acts, Breabach unite deep roots in Highland and Island tradition with the innovative musical ferment of their Glasgow base.

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The New Radio Ballads: In the Footsteps of Ewan MacColl

A concert of songs and spoken word with Jez Lowe, Bob Fox and Julie Matthews.

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Flo Perlin

Contemporary folk singer and songwriter Flo Perlin creates beautifully crafted, melodic and poetic songs.

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Edwina Hayes

Edwina Hayes brings together English folk, Americana and the rich northern singer-songwriter tradition to create a sound that’s truly her own. Supported by Tom Johnson.

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Jack Rutter

Yorkshire folk singer Jack Rutter is one of the standout voices of the folk, roots and acoustic music scene.

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Chris While and Julie Matthews

One of the finest and most loved duos on the British folk-roots stage, Chris While and Julie Matthews return to The Met in celebration of their thirtieth anniversary.

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Joshua Burnell

Joshua Burnell makes baroque pop for the modern world. Expect hooky melodies drenched in warm, retro-synth textures, reverbing guitars, lush harmonies and words that make you think.

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Calan

One of Britain’s most innovative and thrilling folk bands, Calan return to play tracks from their highly anticipated album Nefydd.

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Christine Collister: Children of the Sea

Touring for the first time in four years, Christine Collister will be performing songs from the Children of the Sea project along with a selection of old favourites.

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Steve Knightley

Steve Knightley, former Show of Hands frontman, returns to The Met with a solo show.

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Eleanor McEvoy

Eleanor McEvoy is one of Irish music's biggest stars. Her song Only A Woman’s Heart was the title track of the best-selling Irish album in Irish history.

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Project Smok

Project Smok is an award-winning trio of nonconformist and progressive Scottish folk musicians.

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