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Featuring Thelma Barlow, Duncan Preston, Shobna Gulati, Bernard Wrigley, Graham Lappin, Liz Hume-Dawson and Sally Bankes. In aid of Bury Hospice.
One of the world’s leading progressive rock bands, IQ are known for their passionate music and dramatic live presentations.
Hot Club of Cowtown's joyful sound blends the traditional western-swing of the American southwest with European hot jazz influences of the same era.
An expatriate New Yorker now living in Argentina, Richard Shindell is a meticulous craftsman of songs.
Los Pacaminos play the very best in Tex Mex Border music, from The Texas Tornadoes and Ry Cooder to Los Lobos and even Roy Orbsion.
Scottish rock legends Big Country come to The Met to perform songs from their multi-million selling classic album Steeltown.
In this final of four Kaleidoscope - Music Memes concerts, all four performers who have appeared in the series will join forces for a final quartet performance.
In this third of four Kaleidoscope - Music Memes concerts, British accordion and melodeon player Luke Daniels joins forces with Chinese zither harp player Zi Lan Liao.
In this second of four Kaleidoscope - Music Memes concerts, British accordion and melodeon player Luke Daniels joins forces with Syrian oudist Rihab Azar.
The Ultimate Queen Show. A unique original show, performed by an extremely talented cast of ten.
RAPAR Theatre explore cultures living side by side. Neighbours separated just by a wall but living worlds apart. Showing the struggles of life without status.
Ron and Carol's anniversary trip to Tenerife is usurped by an over zealous entertainments manager whose presence unveils the couple's best kept secrets!
Hugh Cornwell, the songwriter behind The Stranglers, comes to The Met with a storming set of his iconic hits.
Harmony-rich trio from Newfoundland perform some of the most honest material of their career. A band that know just how to deliver a gorgeous collection of indie-folk.
Featuring: Hollow State, a north Manchester Rock Band who have been said to be...
The People’s Theatre Company bring one of the world’s best loved nursery rhymes to life. It’s the perfect treat for anyone aged 2 to 102!
WonderIfTheatre stages ‘MOJO’ - Jez Butterworth’s original slick, violent, black comedy set in the heart of Manchester’s early 1990’s club scene.
A double-headliner gig featuring fiddle player Nicola Beazley, and bassist and folksinger Thom Ashworth.
Angela Usher is a highly respected Manchester based traditional multi-instrumentalist, composer and teacher – who is renowned for using the whistle as an educational instrument.
San Diego alt-country artist Eve Selis isn't just a 'singer'; she's an emotion transducer who converts country, R&B, blues, folk, and rock 'n' roll signals into a megawatt zap.
Expect lots of surprises as Cbeebies' Patrick Lynch tells the story of Jack who sells his cow for five magic beans and finds himself in the land above the clouds.
Expect harmony rich folk music, influenced by Irish traditional music, Appalachian singing, and the 1960s folk revival.
Since releasing their debut CD in 1997, Lúnasa has acquired a worldwide reputation for traditional Irish acoustic music.
The estimable London four-piece Turin Brakes comes to The Met as part of their UK Acoustic Tour.
Join acclaimed children’s writer and illustrator Nick Sharratt and draw along with him! A family-friendly, fun filled draw-along for all ages.
The Sounds of Simon is a tribute to the wonderful music of Paul Simon, through the years as one half of Simon and Garfunkel, to the enduring success of his solo career.
Gordie MacKeeman exemplifies the term natural showman. An ace fiddle player nicknamed “crazy legs” for his frenetic loose-limbed step- dancing, he just loves to perform.
Eric Bell was the original guitarist and songwriter with iconic ’70s rock band Thin Lizzy.
Featuring the guitars of Al Haynes and Tom Attah, the jaw-dropping voice of Kyla Brox and the harmonica of Mat Walklate.
Original blues influenced by Little Feat, The Band, Robert Cray, T-Bone Walker and '60s surf-guitar master Dick Dale.
Somatic Storytelling workshops are open to everyone – children, teens, mums, dads, grandparents and carers. You do not need to be super fit, just arrive with a willing spirit!
Louise Jordan shares the inspirational story of suffragette Hannah Mitchell, inviting you to respond to her journey from rural poverty to Manchester magistrate.
John Joe (Flook) will be teaching a range of skills, including the creation of new sounds, textures and rhythms.
Ed will explore as many different approaches and techniques to accompanying and playing mainly Irish traditional music on the guitar that 50mins allows!
Learn to play a range of tuned/untuned percussion instruments; djembe, samba, steel pans, marimba and more!
For ages 3-36 months. Offering parents and guardians the opportunity to learn and play...
Join us for a day of musical inspiration for all ages, with free drop-in...
Workshop for ages 7-16. Learn about the whistle and other traditional instruments from the students of One Education Music. Part of Big Whistle Festival 2019.
Workshop. Accessible tunes to play with others. Part of Big Whistle Festival 2019.
Workshop. Get started on one of the most simple yet endearing of all instruments – the old tin whistle. Part of Big Whistle Festival 2019.
Workshop. A world class whistle workshop with Flook’s Brian Finnegan. Part of Big Whistle Festival 2019.
Workshop. Take an exotic break in the comfort of The Met, working on African tunes collected by Eliza that suit the characteristics of the whistle. Part of Big Whistle Festival 2019.
Supporting those with Dementia, Alzheimer’s or memory loss and their carers or supporters. Memory...
The ALFA Metzo Junior Choir is a choir with a difference for ages 7-12...
A choir for adults with some, little or no prior experience of choral singing. The group will be singing a range of genres and styles including contemporary, gospel, jazz, soul and music...
For adults of all ages and abilities. Learn to play this accessible, fun and...
Join spoken word artist and activist Matt Abbott for this FREE workshop.
Learn to play the guitar in these weekly lessons with experienced tutor Terry Moses.
The Met's drama group for adults with learning difficulties re-tell the much loved tale in their own style.
A FREE tour of The Met, as part of Heritage Open Days 2018
A course in harmonica playing all levels, led by former British blues harmonica champion Mat Walklate.
The Met’s youth theatre is available in two sessions. Discover – Sessions 4.30pm-5.30pm For...
Aiming High Juniors 9-13 | 10.00am-11.30am The Junior group uses physical activities and drama...
The Met’s drama group for people with disabilities and learning difficulties.
Summer drama workshop days for young people aged 11-18 yrs with disabilities
We would like to invite you to join The Met on Tuesday 15th May...
Learn to play the guitar in these weekly lessons with tutor Terry Moses. All...
Learn throat singing, then take part in a mini performance with your newly acquired skills.
As part of Manchester Histories Festival, join us for a FREE tour of The Met.
A workshop that will address the different features of traditional Irish whistle playing, including repertoire, technique and regional playing styles.
An access session specifically for younger people.
With Emma Sweeney. If you can play a simple tune and like to play with others, this workshop is for you.
With Andy May and Sophy Ball of the Andy May Trio. A great opportunity to share in the remarkable repertoire of Andy and Sophy.
Andy May Trio guitarist Ian Stephenson leads an inspiring masterclass focussing on traditional music.
Bring your questions and whistle woes to this informal session.
With Emma Sweeney. Get started on one of the most simple yet endearing of all instruments – the old tin whistle.
Led by The Met’s professional Recording Studio Manager, this course teaches techniques and skills for studio sound recording.
Learn to play the guitar in these weekly lessons with tutor Terry Moses.
The Met’s community jazz orchestra led by Munch Manship welcomes all musicians of at...
In these two incremental workshops voice specialist Beth Allen will offer twenty five people a way of working with their own voices that takes into consideration the whole potential of their natural...
Members of The Met's Young Company showcase their recent work. Ticket income from this performance will go to support the group.
Suitable for beginners wanting to learn more about playing the harmonica.
Suitable for more advanced players wanting to learn more about playing the harmonica.
Led by The Met's professional Recording Studio Manager, this five-week course teaches techniques and skills for live sound recording
Advanced harmonica workshops with Mat Walklate.
In this 60-minute-long workshop they will discuss their ongoing project to mark the centenary of the Great War, how they chose the material that they did and why they felt it was...
Members of Frigg offer a fiddle tunes workshop for all string players (not just fiddlers!) through next generation and intermediate to advanced.
Advanced harmonica workshops with Mat Walklatem.
Stephen Taberner and his trusted henchmen from the Spooky men’s Chorale share secrets from...
Explore sacred sounds with Indian classical vocalist Keertan Kaur Rehal. A workshop delving into...
Standby for an hour of personal musical recollections, unmissable tunes and in depth chat as Phil Brown presents another Whistle and Me with a seminal figure on the Scottish folk music scene...
If you can play a simple tune and like to play with others, this workshop is for you. It is basically a guided slow tune session. Even if you play to a...
Patrick Rimes is a virtuosic fiddler, piper and musical arranger and will be leading this intermediate level Tunes Workshop. The focus will be upon ‘up tempo tunes from the Welsh tradition and...
This workshop will encourage guitarists to work with Ali on accompaniment and whistlers to work with Ross on the tune. This will provide a joined up and advanced illustration of how whistlers...
Learn new techniques on the harmonica and feel energized to keep harping on! Expect to also be inspired to want to create your own compositions too.
This session will specifically focus on the traditional and ancient tunes of Calan's Welsh homeland. With a line-up of accordion, fiddle, guitar, harp and Welsh pipes – oh, and not forgetting you...
Get a pint of the black stuff in hand and engross yourself for an hour of humour, anecdotes, songs and stories of Dublin with Lankum. At Two Tubs pub, just a short...
Here’s a chance to get started on one of the most simple yet endearing of all instruments – the old Tin Whistle! Terry Walsh has an impressive antecedence on the Manchester Folk...
Pop into the Two Tubs pub for a jam session with Drop The Floor. Just a short distance away from The Met.
This one-day workshop will explore the interaction between our voices and our life experience through techniques including mindfulness and overtone singing.
Suitable for beginners wanting to learn more about playing the harmonica. Led by Mat Walklate this beginners course runs on alternate Mondays for 9 weeks.
Advanced harmonica workshops with Mat Walklate
Time Edey is reputed the world over for his acoustic guitar playing. Here is an exclusive opportunity to be taught by the master himself.
Suitable for beginners wanting to learn more about playing the harmonica. Led by Mat Walklate this beginners course runs every Monday for 7 weeks.
Do you play a Low D Whistle and have always wanted to know if a Traditional Flute is for you or visa versa?
An entry level whistle workshop with Eddie Seaman from Barluath, introducing you to the key skills needed to play traditional music.
In this workshop Ross Ainslie will focus on helping you build a repertoire and be ready to impart crucial advice on his legendary finger technique.
Come along and share in the talents of this internationally renowned quartet and work out some amazing vocal arrangements.
Gary and Sam will share material from their repertoire and teach you how to arrange and play in a group setting.
The workshop will look at good examples of composing with the whistle in mind and will then develop into working and completing an original piece.
A chance to share an informal session with Barluath.
This workshop will feature some of Beverley and Celia's collection, allowing you, with accompaniment to experience that wonderful feeling of playing a Beautiful Tune.
Experienced tutor Tina Jordan Rees encourages players to progress their skills by building a repertoire from a simple source.
Learn how to record and edit sound using Pro Tools.
Hone your performance poetry skills with A Firm of Poets
A six-week workshop exploring folk fiddle playing with acclaimed Manchester-based Irish fiddler Emma Sweeney.
A six-week workshop exploring tin whistle playing with acclaimed Manchester-based Irish fiddler Emma Sweeney.
Suitable for beginners wanting to learn more about playing the harmonica. Led by Mat Walklate this beginners course runs on alternate Mondays for 7 weeks.