A festival of
finest English Folk

Thursday 13, Friday 14 & Saturday 15 October 2016
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 13, Friday 14 and Saturday 15 October. With The Met undergoing refurbishment, 2016's event will take place at the Castle Armoury Drill Hall, the Elizabethan Suite, and the Fusilier Museum in Bury town centre.

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Folk legends

Michael McGoldrick; Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain; Steeleye Span


Saturday folk

Nancy Kerr; Steeleye Span


Indie folk

Turin Brakes; Moulettes


Young folk

O'Hooley and Tidow; Jim Causley Trio; Holy Moly and The Crackers


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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

Turin Brakes

Turin Brakes | Megan Henwood

Thursday 13 October 7.30pm | £20
The Elizabethan Suite, Bury

One of the finest indie bands of the last decade who have sold over a million records to date, Turin Brakes continue to produce powerful new music as their journey continues. Award-winning singer-songwriter Megan Henwood makes music that defies the boundaries and boxes others have tried to place around her.

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Michael McGoldrick

Michael McGoldrick | James Delarre and Saul Rose | Megson

Thursday 13 October 7.30pm | £20
Castle Armoury Drill Hall

Manchester-born flute/whistle and uilleann pipes maestro, Michael McGoldrick's true genius lies in his own trailblazing work as a player and composer. New duo James Delarre and Saul Rose produce flowing melodies, rich harmony and considered vocal delivery. Husband and wife duo Megson bring and infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars.

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O'Hooley and Tidow

O'Hooley and Tidow | Surpluz | Will Pound and Eddy Jay

Thursday 13 October 8pm | £14
The Fusilier Museum, Bury

'One of folk's mightiest combinations' (Mojo) O'Hooley and Tidow infuse spine-tingling performances with an honesty and empathy that will disarm even the hardest of hearts. One of the ‘young generation’ of folkies in Flanders, Surpluz put their own modern twist on traditional Flemish folksongs. The dynamic and exhilarating duo of Will Pound and Eddy Jay create a sound and show like no other forging a path to new folk sounds with harmonica and accordion together as one instrument.

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Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain | Changing Room

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain | The Changing Room | WOR

Friday 14 October 7.30pm | £24
Castle Armoury Drill Hall

The world renowned all-singing, all-plucking Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain make an entertaining, witty shopping trolley dash through all genres of music. The Changing Room weave a deeply evocative narrative around enchanting and addictive melodies. With their finely textured arrangements WÖR injects new energy into 18th-century tunes from the Flanders region of Belgium, putting a modern twist on these old tunes.

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Moulettes | Heg and The Wolf Chorus | The Teacups

Friday 14 October 7.30pm | £15
The Elizabethan Suite, Bury

Multi-instrumentalists Moulettes weave in and out of several genres to create an incomparable alt pop/rock/folk universe. Heg and The Wolf Chorus create theatrical original folk which draws inspiration from fairy tales. A capella foursome The Teacups perform new and original compositions as well as murder ballads, exotic shanties and traditional songs of love and loss.

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Jim Causley Trio

Jim Causley Trio | Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage | The Rheingans Sisters

Friday 14 October 8pm | £12
The Fusilier Museum, Bury

Jim Causley's unique voice and persona have helped him become one of the most well-loved and respected figures of today's contemporary roots and folk scene. He is joined by Nick Wyke and Becki Driscoll to form The Jim Causley Trio. Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage are a folk duo that sound classically timeless, yet feel refreshingly unique. Fiddle-singers The Rheingans Sisters are both much sought after players.

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Nancy Kerr | 3 Cane Whale | Ange Hardy and Lukas Drinkwater

Nancy Kerr | 3 Cane Whale | Ange Hardy and Lukas Drinkwater

Saturday 15 October 1.30pm | £16
Castle Armoury Drill Hall

Influential singer-violinist Nancy Kerr will play tracks from her stunning solo debut, Sweet Visitor. 3 Cane Whale are a multi0instrumental trio featuring members of Spiro, Get the Blessing and Scottish Dance Theatre. Ange Hardy grabbed the attention of the traditional folk world by embracing modern technologies whilst maintaining a traditional feel, she is joined by Lukas Drinkwater

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Steeleye Span | Marry Waterson and David A Jaycock

Steeleye Span | Marry Waterson and David A Jaycock | Trio Dhoore

Saturday 15 October 7.30pm | £20
Castle Armoury Drill Hall

Pioneers of folk-rock, Steeleye Span changed the face of folk music forever, taking it out of small clubs and into the world of gold discs and international tours. Marry Waterson and David A Jaycock's songs are slow but varied, plaintive and quietly powerful. New instrumental Flemish folk band Trio Dhoore collect stories and encounters with fascinating people to create upbeat grooves and swinging melodies.

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Holy Moly and the Crackers | Flats and Sharps

Holy Moly and the Crackers | Flats and Sharps | Holly Macve

Saturday 15 October 7.30pm | £12
The Fusilier Museum, Bury

Holy Moly & The Crackers are a seven-piece 'gypsy folk'n'roll' band who are influenced by an eclectic range of styles and artists, it is loud, funky and fun. Flats and Sharps blur the lines between bluegrass, folk, country & pop, performing their own original songs as well as renditions of bluegrass classics. Holly Macve is an exciting new talent who silences a room the minute she begins to sing.

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