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Inspired by Liverpool poet Adrian Henri, Horny Handed Tons of Soil fuses poetry with folk, documentary film and theatrical storytelling.
A guitarist of formidable talent, Martin Simpson is equally at home playing English or American traditional folk, blues, or his own original compositions.
Showaddywaddy have long been established as Europe's most successful ever exponents of retro-inspired rock & roll. The record speaks for itself!
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.
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.
The Houghton Weavers have been entertaining folk now for over 42 years with their unique blend of popular folk music, humour and audience participation.
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.
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.
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...
Irish singer-songwriter Declan O'Rourke is acclaimed for his soulful folk and trad inspired music.
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...
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...
A tribute to the sixties rock legends.
Mike Sweeney and band Manchester Beat take to the stage in a show packed with 60's classics
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'.
Julie Murphy is a singer songwriter, a member of folk innovators fernhill and a powerful solo performer.
Folk music star Sam Lee brings his unique experience of starlit walks in the English woods for outdoor concerts with wild nightingales and special guest musicians to venues across the UK.
Following sell-outs last year and a live album, James Grant is joined by The Hallelujah String Quartet for this very special concert at The Met.
Expect expert, energised and astute music making - combined with a good helping of folk, jazz and reggae influences.
Kindled out of Manchester’s thriving music scene, highly respected instrumental quintet Aizle present an inventive mix of infused new and traditional tunes.
Join Aizle in the bar for a relaxed chat and a tune.
High energy jigs combine with songs from the Irish tradition.
Expect energetic instrumental music, inspired by the rich traditions of their native north-east.
Michael McGoldrick is renowned for his hallmark and effortless fusion of traditional, roots and urbanised musical forms.
Throughout the Big Whistle Festival the Stanley Room bar will be open with sessions before each ticketed show - come early and grab a corner.
Mary Gauthier returns to The Met to present moving songs from her tenth album Rifles & Rosary Beads. A Mr Kite Benefit.
Singer Nadine Turner has spent years perfecting her impersonation and performs note-perfect recreations of Kate’s iconic songs. Backed by a band of seasoned professionals who strive for authenticity, this is the closest...
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...
Desperado show their respect for this timeless music with the authenticity and accuracy that have become their hallmark.
An evening of the finest contemporary blues from some of the best UK Blues artists, all based in the North!
Singer, songwriter and musician Louise Jordan shares the stories of inspirational women who served in the first world war.
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.
I Am Kloot’s Mercury Prize nominated songwriter John Bramwell returns to The Met to perform songs from his debut solo album Leave Alone The Empty Spaces.
Whole Lotta Led celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the birth of Led Zeppelin with a show that includes songs from all of their studio albums.
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.
Ruby Turner has one of the greatest voices the UK has ever produced
Christine Collister, Melanie Harrold, Julie Matthews, Helen Watson and Chris While are back with a new live album and another opportunity to see their dynamic show.
Based on looks alone, Chatham County Line conjures up a sepia-toned timelessness by huddling...
Discover for yourself why Wishbone Ash remain one of the most enduring and popular bands in British rock.
One of the world's leading progressive rock bands with a string of critically acclaimed albums under their belts. Look forward to passionate music and a dramatic performance.