Homegrown

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.

Save money with one of our Homegrown concert packages!

Package

Concerts

Price

Folk legends

Michael McGoldrick; Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain; Steeleye Span

£58

Saturday folk

Nancy Kerr; Steeleye Span

£30

Indie folk

Turin Brakes; Moulettes

£30

Young folk

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

£33.50

To buy, just book for each concert in the package and the discount will apply automatically.

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

With 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.

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Michael McGoldrick

Michael McGoldrick and Friends

With James Delarre and Saul Rose; and 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.

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O'Hooley and Tidow

O'Hooley and Tidow and Friends

With Surpluz; and Will Pound and Eddy Jay

Thursday 13 October 7.30pm | £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.

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Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain | Changing Room

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

With The Changing Room; and 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.

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Moulettes

Moulettes

With Heg and The Wolf Chorus; and 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.

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Jim Causley Trio

Jim Causley Trio

With Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage; and The Rheingans Sisters

Friday 14 October 7.30pm | £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.

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

Nancy Kerr

With 3 Cane Whale; and 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.

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Steeleye Span | Marry Waterson and David A Jaycock

Steeleye Span

With Marry Waterson and David A Jaycock; and 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.

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Holy Moly and the Crackers | Flats and Sharps

Holy Moly and the Crackers

With Flats and Sharps; and Holly Macve

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

Holy Moly and 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.

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