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Orphan Colours

Orphan Colours is an English band formed by former Ahab members Steve "Seebs" Llewellyn and Dave Burn. They have been dubbed a "supergroup"[1] because they are joined by former Noah and the...

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Martin Simpson

A guitarist of formidable talent, Martin Simpson is equally at home playing English or American traditional folk, blues, or his own original compositions.

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Paul Jones and Dave Kelly

Founder members of The Blues Band, what Paul Jones and Dave Kelly don't know about the blues can be written on a pinhead.

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Jean Genie

Jean Genie performs all of David Bowie's big hits.

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Martyn Joseph

Martyn Joseph is as performer like no other. "The Welsh Springsteen" as he's been called is a jaw dropping guitar player with a unique percussive style and a show stopping voice.

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Swing Commanders

1) Take the very best ingredients - big band hits, western swing, jump jive. 2) Stir together with a big spoon of exquisite arrangements. 3) Warm in an oven of hot musicianship....

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Mat Walklate and Paulo Fuschi

Mat Walklate (harmonica) and Paolo Fuschi (guitar) play diverse and dynamic ska-influenced blues, with a rich tone rooted in the very earliest days of amplification. Don’t miss this evening of inspired and...

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Lunasa

Formed from members of some of Ireland’s greatest bands, Lunasa's complex arrangements and unique sound has reshaped the boundaries of traditional music.

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  • Thu 1 Feb 8:00 PM

The Slow Readers Club

The beloved Manchester-based four-piece The Slow Readers Club bring their dark and brooding indie electro to The Met for a special performance as part of Independent Music Venues Week.

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Shake the Chains

Shake the Chains explores the role songs have played in social change, resistance and protest. Featuring celebrated UK folk singer songwriters Nancy Kerr, Findlay Napier, Hannah Martin, Greg Russell, Tim Yates and special...

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Richard Hawley

We welcome revered Sheffield songwriter and guitarist Richard Hawley for an intimate acoustic gig presented as part of Independent Venue Week 2018

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Fara + Adam Holmes and the Embers

A double-header concert featuring two exciting young folk groups from Scotland.

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The Jerseys

The Jerseys pay tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons performing hits including Let's Hang On, Big Girls Don't Cry, and Walk Like A Man.

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Sam Baker

Sam Baker returns to The Met with his fifth album Land of Doubt.

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Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle

Masters of flute, fiddle, song and guitar, Michael McGoldrick, John Doyle and John McCusker return to The Met with songs from their new album The Wishing Tree.

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The Eskies

Having been cast out, blacklisted, rejected and ejected from gentlemen’s clubs far and wide, five dejected cast asides joined forces in what was to be their own celebration of commonality.

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Vonda Shepard

Through her long running appearances and performances on smash hit TV show Ally McBeal her music has been heard by millions. In this intimate show she performs new hits alongside old favourites.

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Mark Nevin

Fairground Attraction founder, songwriter and double BRIT Award winner.

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Breabach

Breabach continue to build a reputation at the forefront of the UK's world and roots music scene

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Martin Harley and Daniel Kimbro

On the heels of the largely sold out 'Static in the Wires' tour, this dynamic transatlantic duo take to the road again for their 'Feet don't fail me' tour.

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Tom McConville Band

Top folk fiddler Tom McConville joins forces with guitarist David Newey, acoustic bass player Phil Murray and accordionist Shona Kipling to form The Tom McConville Band.

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Wille and the Bandits

Wille and the Bandits combine classic blues-rock with progressive and world music influences to create an energetic and soulful sound that is all their own.

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The Ennis Sisters + Dave Gunning

A fantastic transatlantic co-headline tour from two of the biggest names from the culture-rich maritime provinces of Canada.

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Leveret and Spiro

The Eccentric Orbits Tour showcases the unique and distinctive music of Leveret and Spiro in a show that will fly the flag for new English instrumental music.

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Desperado (Eagles Tribute)

Desperado show their respect for this timeless music with the authenticity and accuracy that have become their hallmark.

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Sean Taylor

One of the hottest names in the UK blues/acoustic scene, Sean Taylor has frequently been compared with John Martyn, Chris Isaak and Tom Waits.

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Son of Town Hall

Victorian-era outfits, meditations about the sea, and songs that beg you to sing along

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Stick In The Wheel

Stick In The Wheel have been taking the folk scene by storm with their incendiary performances of traditional English folk music

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Luke Daniels

Singer, songwriter and composer Luke Daniels is acclaimed for his 'polyphon' combining 19th century music technology with acoustic and digital sounds. Expect original tunes alongside re-workings of songs by Nic Jones, Jerry...

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One Hundred Years of Magnificent Music

Join us on a journey through the decades rekindling special memories of music, song and film. Featuring music from Glen Miller, Elvis, The Beatles, Queen, Amy Winehouse and many more.

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Metro Jazz Spring Concert

The Met's community jazz orchestra performs a mix of foot-tapping jazz.

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Police Dog Hogan

An exuberant fusion of country, pop, folk and rocking bluegrass

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Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham

With Aly’s passionate fiddle playing and Phil’s mastery of the accordion, the pair have won awards including Best Duo at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Together they are simply the best...

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Glenn Tilbrook

It was in 1973 when Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford first formed the band...

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Moya Brennan

The voice Clannad solo

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Showaddywaddy

Showaddywaddy have long been established as Europe's most successful ever exponents of retro-inspired rock & roll. The record speaks for itself!

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Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

Twice winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for ‘Best Duo’, husband and wife duo Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman return to The Met with their latest album Personae.

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Horny Handed Tons of Soil

Inspired by Liverpool poet Adrian Henri, Horny Handed Tons of Soil fuses poetry with folk, documentary film and theatrical storytelling.

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Chris Difford and Boo Hewerdine

Co-founder of Squeeze, Chris Difford has made a lasting contribution to English music with hits like Cool For Cats, Up The Junction, Labelled With Love, Hourglass and Tempted.

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The Houghton Weavers

The Houghton Weavers have been entertaining folk now for over 42 years with their unique blend of popular folk music, humour and audience participation.

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The Secret Sisters

We're welcoming The Secret Sisters to The Met for the first time to offer up the sort of harmonising that only siblings like Laura and Lydia Rogers can achieve.

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G2 Definitive Genesis

G2 Definitive Genesis pay tribute to a vintage period in Genesis’ long and colourful history, the four-man “Seconds Out” era, and earlier Peter Gabriel years.

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LiveWire

Live/Wire is The AC/DC Tribute show. The unique six man tribute to rock music's greatest band AC/DC, complete with cannons, a wall of Marshalls and over two hours of High Voltage Rock...

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Declan O’Rourke

Irish singer-songwriter Declan O'Rourke is acclaimed for his soulful folk and trad inspired music.

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Kris Drever

Kris Drever is back at The Met to celebrate his latest successes and awards. This performance will be a 'best of' set featuring songs from Kris' first decade along with some new...

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Andy Irvine

For more than 40 years, Andy has been a world music pioneer and icon for traditional music and musicians. Founder member of bands such as Sweeney's Men, Planxty, Patrick Street, Mozaik, and...

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The Doors Alive

A tribute to the sixties rock legends.

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Mike Sweeney’s Manchester Beat

Mike Sweeney and band Manchester Beat take to the stage in a show packed with 60's classics

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Rob Heron and The Tea Pad Orchestra

Rob Heron and The Tea Pad Orchestra play a razor-sharp mixture of Texas swing, gypsy jazz and hot, humorous country blues, full of character, satire, and good old fashion hollerin'.

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Julie Murphy

Julie Murphy is a singer songwriter, a member of folk innovators fernhill and a powerful solo performer.

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Manc Floyd

Manc Floyd return to The Met to perform a selection of Pink Floyd classics. The performance will include a spectacular light show and stunning projections – a must see for any Floyd...

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A Blues Night at The Met

An evening of the finest contemporary blues from some of the best UK Blues artists, all based in the North!

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Heidi Talbot and John McCusker

Two of folk music's most highly regarded and celebrated musicians, John McCusker and Heidi Talbot, are joining forces for the first time as a duo.

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The Lancashire Hotpots

Are you ready for a sing-a-longa party? The Lancashire Hotpots are back with a brand new show and they want YOU singing along.

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Ruby Turner

Ruby Turner has one of the greatest voices the UK has ever produced

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