Homegrown

Finest
English Folk

Thursday 16, Friday 17 & Saturday 18 October 2014
Bury, Greater Manchester, UK

Introducing Homegrown

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 features eleven concerts over the weekend of Thursday 16, Friday 17 and Saturday 18 October, with events taking place at The Met and the Castle Armoury Drill Hall in Bury town centre.

Artists appearing at the festival include Fisherman's Friends, Show of Hands, Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band, Nizlopi, Bella Hardy, Spiro, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman - and over a dozen others.

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


Spiro

Spiro / Leveret / Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker

Thursday 16 October 7.30pm | £14
Main Theatre at The Met

Spiro play sweeping, majestic and cinematic English music; Leveret is the new trio from Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron, three of England's foremost acoustic musicians; Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker produce ageless stories of love and loss.

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The Willows

Harp and a Monkey / The Willows

Thursday 16 October 8pm | £12
Studio Theatre at The Met

The Willows are a folk roots family band from Cambridge who draw inspiration from the British Folk and Americana traditions. Harp and a Monkey sing beautifully crafted and sometimes spooky vignettes of northern life, love and remembrance.

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Fisherman's Friends

Fisherman's Friends / The Will Pound Band / The Hut People

Friday 17 October 7.30pm | £20
Castle Armoury Drill Hall

Fisherman's Friends sing incredibly joyful shanties and Cornish folk songs; The Will Pound Band mix of English, Irish and Northumbrian tunes with jazz, bluegrass, blues, rock and funk rhythms; The Hut People are one of the most entertaining acts on the folk scene

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Faustus

Faustus / Lisa Knapp Band / Blair Dunlop

Friday 17 October 8pm | £16
Main Theatre at The Met

Faustus features Saul Rose, Benji Kirkpatrick and Paul Sartin, three of the leading folk musicians of their generation; Lisa Knapp is one of the most creative and distinctive folk artists around; Blair Dunlop crafts deep and meaningful songs that connect with people on an emotional level.

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Keston Cobblers Club

Keston Cobblers Club / Lucy Ward

Friday 17 October 8.30pm | £10
Studio Theatre at The Met

Keston Cobblers' Club present beautiful harmonies, an oom-pah tuba line and a mish-mash of accordion, guitar, banjo, piano, harmonica and mandolin that will make you dance until your shoes wear out. Lucy Ward is one of Britfolk's hottest young singers.

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Family Folk Show with Megson

Family Folk Show

with Megson

Saturday 18 October 11am | £8
Studio Theatre at The Met

An organic, interactive and fun folk concert for big and little music connoisseurs, featuring award-winning folk duo Megson.

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Melrose Quartet

Melrose Quartet / Luke Daniels Trio / Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

Saturday 18 October 1.30pm | £14
Main Theatre at The Met

Melrose Quartet have a bold take on old and new English songs and tunes; Luke Daniels is a talented composer and multi instrumentalist; Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman are two of the British folk scene's most accomplished performers.

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Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band

Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band / Lucy Ward / John Spiers

Saturday 18 October 2pm | £15
Castle Armoury Drill Hall

Brighouse and Rastrick Band perform brass arrangements of well known English traditional tunes; Lucy Ward is one of the hottest performers on the UK folk scene; John Spiers is most well known for his work with Bellowhead and in his duo with Jon Boden.

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Tom Robinson

Tom Robinson

Saturday 18 October 4pm | £12
Studio Theatre at The Met

Having officially retired from touring in 2002 Prolific BBC radio presenter and songwriter Tom Robinson now only plays a handful of shows a year. This is an extremely rare chance to see him live.

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Show of Hands

Show of Hands / Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin / The Old Dance School

Saturday 18 October 7.30pm | £20
Castle Armoury Drill Hall

Show Of Hands are one of England's most successful acoustic roots duos; Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin are one of the most inventive and captivating rising acts on the roots scene; The Old Dance School's ear-bending contemporary folk place them as true innovators of the genre.

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Nizlopi / Cocos Lovers

Nizlopi / Cocos Lovers / Fabian Holland

Saturday 18 October 8pm | £14
Main Theatre at The Met

Best known as the act behind the JCB Song, Nizlopi have a fierce reputation for unforgettable live shows and have made folk hip-hop their own private genre; Cocos Lovers channel influences from Africa, the US Deep South and other corners of the globe, while staying faithful to their Kentish roots; Fabian Holland is a remarkably fine singer, guitarist and songwriter.

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The Young'uns / Bella Hardy and Cara Luft

The Young'uns / Bella Hardy and Cara Luft

Saturday 18 October 8pm | £12
Studio Theatre at The Met
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Teesside trio The Young'uns sing sublime a cappella harmonies; Bella Hardy and Cara Luft perform material created as part of a UK/Canada songwriting exchange.

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