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Supported by Ian Sherwood
Comprising three of Britain's finest musicians and interpreters of songs and tunes, each member of this trio is an acknowledged virtuoso in their own right.
Nancy Kerr, BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year 2015 has been a major part of the acoustic music scene since she was a teenager and has always been a distinctive and impressive talent, turning heads everywhere she's played or sung. She has previously been nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Original Song, acknowledging her superb song-writing skills as well as being a multi-instrumentalist and singer of rare and astonishing talent.
BBC Radio 2 Musician of the Year 2016, Andy Cutting is an extraordinary talent. A master of the diatonic accordion and most other squeezeboxes, he is a superbly sensitive accompanist, a writer of beautiful and thrilling tunes, a highly in-demand band member and a sublime solo performer.
Martin Simpson is a multi-award winning musician, singer and songwriter who has worked with a vast array of well known musicians as being a world-renowned performer in his own right. He has spent the last 20 years in the USA absorbing a range of music and since moving back to the UK he has gone from strength to strength.
The trio's debut album Murmurs was released on Topic Records on 8 June 2015.
'One of the virtuoso instrumentalists of the English music scene. 'Sounds better than ever' **** 4 StarsThe Guardian
'Simpson has become a fine interpreter of traditional and other songs, as well as a notable writer of his own.' The Times
Ian Sherwood is a musician, story teller and a constant creator. He has penned tunes for many other artists as well as for theatre, film and television. He was named Contemporary Singer of the Year by the 2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards, Best Male Artist of the Year by the 2012 International Acoustic Music Awards and was the 2008 and 2010 Music Nova Scotia Musician Of The Year.
Please note this is an unreserved seated event. You will be able to choose your seats on arrival at the venue.
Please note: The Met will be undergoing refurbishment between March and November 2016. Events during this period will take place at other local venues.
This event will take place at The Elizabethan Suite, Bury.
Thank you to
Core programme and
major capital funders
The John S
With thanks to
Walker Morris LLP.
Joanne Collumbine and Keith Gillespie; Noreen Kershaw;
Mark Potter; Ian Warburton.