With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, a five star live review and feature in The Guardian, O'Hooley & Tidow are regarded as
'one of British folk's mightiest combinations' (Mojo). Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Belinda and Heidi's powerful, deeply moving, and at times spine-tingling performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm even the hardest of heart. They will be joined by Michele Stodart from the Magic Numbers, Cormac Byrne, who has worked with the duo on past albums, and Andy Seward who has previously played with Kate Rusby, Michael McGoldrick and John McCusker.
Their forthcoming album Shadows is the follow up to groundbreaking album The Hum, which earned them a place in Mojo's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2014 and a nomination for 'Best Duoâ€™ in last year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
Surpluz have conquered the hearts of many dancers, listeners and criticists in the Flemish folk scene. As one of the only bands of the 'young generation' of folkies in Flanders, Surpluz put their own modern twist on traditional Flemish folksongs performed with traditional instruments.
The dynamic and exhilarating duo of Will Pound and Eddy Jay leave audiences breathless. Will is one of the finest harmonica players of his generation whose innovative style pushes the boundaries of his instrument and the folk genre. Eddy is a real master of the accordion with the ability to turn it into an orchestra at his fingertips. Together they create a sound and show like no other. The pair read each other instinctively, forging a path to new folk sounds with harmonica and accordion together as one instrument.
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 Fusilier Museum, Bury.
Part of Homegrown, The Met's festival of English folk music.