Homegrown

A festival of
finest English Folk

Thursday 15, Friday 16 & Saturday 17 October 2015
Bury, Greater Manchester, UK

Introducing Homegrown

"One of the most important live showcases of contemporary and traditional English folk, roots and acoustic music in this country, if not all of Europe." Northern Soul

Homegrown, The Met's annual festival of the finest English folk music, returns this October for another weekend of great music at venues across Bury.

This year's festival takes place over the weekend of Thursday 15, Friday 16 and Saturday 17 October, with events taking place at The Met and the Castle Armoury Drill Hall in Bury town centre.

Artists appearing at the festival include The Unthanks, Seth Lakeman , Eliza Carthy and the Wayward Band, Belshazzar's Feast, The Emily Portman Trio and False Lights. We also welcome Habbedekuk, Basco and Rannock, three bands from this year's guest nation Denmark.

Special offer

Book for any four different festival events we'll give you 20% off the ticket price.

English Folk Expo

Taking place alongside the festival is the English Folk Expo, a music industry event that will bring delegates from all over the world to Bury to experience the cream of English folk.


Homegrown programme Events at The Met and the Castle Armoury Drill Hall


Oysters3

Oysters3/Sam Carter/Maz O'Connor

Thursday 15 October 7.30pm | £16
Main Theatre at The Met

Oysters3 are the three founding members of Oysterband performing an evening of acoustic music and telling some not entirely discreet stories. Since 2009 there has been mounting excitement around songwriter, guitarist and singer Sam Carter. Maz O'Connor is one of British folk's rising stars with a rare talent for fusing traditional and contemporary sounds.

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Seth Lakeman

Seth Lakeman/ Habadekuk/ Bella Hardy

Thursday 15 October 7.30pm | £22
Castle Armoury Drill Hall

Seth Lakeman is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has steered English folk music into the mainstream with high energy performances and a string of bestselling albums, including his current album Word of Mouth. Habadekuk are one of Denmark's leading folk bands characterised by powerful horns, toe-tapping fiddle and contagious rhythms. Bella Hardy is one of the most creative, prolific and original singers in the UK.

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Sam Lee

Sam Lee/Rannok

Thursday 15 October 8pm | £14
Studio Theatre at The Met

Since bursting onto the folk scene at the end of the noughties Sam Lee has blazed a trail as an outstanding singer and song collector. Danish band Rannok are known for their intense energy, unique interaction and thier new takes on traditional melodies.

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Eliza Carthy and the Wayward Band/Kings of the South Seas

Eliza Carthy and the Wayward Band/Kings of the South Seas/Basco

Friday 16 October 7.30pm | £20
Main Theatre at The Met

Innovative singer-songwriter and fiddle-player Eliza Carthy is joined on stage by The Wayward Band, a band bursting with some of the finest players in recent times; Kings of the South Seas create boundary crossing folk that merges folk, jazz, music hall and rock. Basco's music is varied and full of nuance and beauty, they have captured the hearts and minds of audiences form all over Europe with their infectious energy.

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Belshazzar's Feast/Stick in the Wheel

Belshazzar's Feast/Stick in the Wheel

Friday 16 October 8pm | £14
Studio Theatre at The Met

Belshazzar's Feast's wry sense of humour and amazing musicianship have stunned audiences all over the world. Stick in the Wheel are a raw and uncompromising London folk band.

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David Gibb

David Gibb

Letters Through Your Door

Saturday 17 October 11am | £8
Studio Theatre at The Met

David Gibb is an award-winning songwriter and storyteller on a mission to make great music for children and families. The result is 'Letters through your Door' a fun and exciting album packed with catchy numbers. Suitable for ages 3+.

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Emily Portman Trio/Fay Heild and the Hurricane Party/Moore Moss Rutter

Emily Portman Trio/Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party/Moore Moss Rutter

Saturday 17 October 1.30pm | £16
Main Theatre at The Met

The Emily Portman Trio combine harp, fiddles, banjo, musical saw and concertina to create their inventive arrangements. Fay Hield's rich voice fronts The Hurricane Party, a line up of some of the best folk musicians working today. Moore Moss Rutter meticulously rework English tunes and compositions into sets and songs.

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False Lights/Keston Cobblers

False Lights/Keston Cobblers Club/Jess Morgan

Saturday 17 October 7.30pm | £15
Main Theatre at The Met

False Lights have an ear-ringingly dynamic, blast-in-your-face indie attitude in the name of folk. They are an explosion of loud, electric, guitar-driven folk for the 21st century. Keston Cobblers Club's mish-mash of accordion, guitar, banjo, piano, harmonica and mandolin will make you want to dance until your shoes wear out. Jess Morgan has been busy making a name for herself in contemporary indie-folk music with her bold and inventive songs.

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The Unthanks/Andy May Trio

The Unthanks/Andy May Trio/Gren Bartley

Saturday 17 October 7.30pm | £22
Castle Armoury Drill Hall

Mercury nominated band, The Unthanks have established themselves as the most innovative and critically acclaimed English folk band in modern history. The Andy May Trio are an award winning Northumbrian piper, guitarist and fiddler. Gren Bartley is an exceptional songwriter and musician, who is creating something truly original in the underground folk scene.

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