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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Seth Lakeman Returns to The Met

The Met welcomes the Seth Lakeman Trio on Friday 18 March at 8pm.

Widely regarded as the UK\’s foremost folk singer-songwriter, Seth Lakeman has been credited with breaking down the perceptions and barriers often associated with folk music and bringing it to a new, younger audience. Seth\’s live show, as with everything else he does, takes the established folk orthodoxy and turns it on its head. The spirit of the rock band meets the timeless and heartfelt subject matter of the folk tale in a blur of fiddle, acoustic guitar and foot-stomping rhythms, with Seth\’s unmistakable vocals riding the wave.

His 2006 album Freedom Fields sold over 120,000 copies in the UK alone and helped Seth build on his traditional cult following, finding a whole new audience for his rhythmic, captivating brand of indie-folk song writing. Seth was named Folk Singer of the Year and was also awarded Album Of The Year for Freedom Fields at the prestigious Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2007. He released his most recent studio album Hearts & Minds last year encompassing themes of love, loss and human struggle.

Seth will be touring in March with Benji Kirkpatrick (Bellowhead) and Cormac Byrne (Uiscedwr) playing songs from his four hit albums plus brand new tracks. Expect an enthralling and energetic live performance from award-winning Lakeman and the superbly talented multi-instrumentalists Benji Kirkpartick and Cormac Byrne.

Tickets for the show are now sold out. For more information call the ticket office on 0161 761 2216, visit The Met\’s website www.themet.biz