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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Young British Folk Duo Jonny and Lucy to perform at The Met

The Met welcomes Jonny Kearney and Lucy Farrell on Thursday 22 September at 8pm.

After meeting at Newcastle University 6 years ago, Jonny and Lucy formed an unlikely alliance – unlikely because Jonny with his bittersweet kitchen-sink dramas, shows sympathy with American storytellers like Dylan and Tom Waits, while Lucy\’s traditional folkie upbringing and vocal style couldn\’t be more English.

\”Delicate, thoughtful and intimate\” ****The Guardian

Just as likely to appeal to fans of Gillian Welch and Low Anthem as the traditional folk world, their six-track EP entitled The North Farm Sessions received 4 stars from The Guardian and Q, BBC Radio 1, 2 and 6 airplay, and sold heavily on tour supports with The Unthanks and Bellowhead, and at summer festivals including Green Man, End of the Road and Cambridge.

\”Folk music\’s best kept secret\” Uncut

Jonny Kearney and Lucy Farrell finally release their debut album, Kite in October. It speaks volumes about the quality and quantity of their song-writing that none of the EP tracks feature on their debut album. Delicate, haunting and heartbreaking are just a few of the words that have been used to describe Jonny and Lucy\’s music.

\”Heartbreaking and magical\” Rachel Unthank

Tickets are £10, £8 concessions. For more information and to book phone The Met on 0161 761 2216 or go online at www.themet.biz.