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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Show Of Hands and Fisherman’s Friends headline third annual Homegrown English folk festival

The Met’s Homegrown Festival of finest English folk returns to The Met and Castle Armoury Drill Hall in Bury on Thursday 16 – Saturday 18 October 2014. Partnered with the English Folk Expo, the event features a who’s who of exciting artists from across the country; Show of Hands, Fisherman’s Friends, Faustus, Nizlopi, Bella Hardy and The Young’Uns.


Celebrating the breadth and diversity of English folk, Homegrown 2014 also features Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band, Cocos Lovers, Spiro, Melrose Quartet, Will Pound, The Hut People, Lisa Knapp, Luke Daniels, Sean Lakeman and Kathryn Roberts, Lucy Ward, Philip Henry and Hannah Martin, The Old Dance School, new trio Leveret (Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron) and a special late-morning Family Folk Show from Megson.


Since the late 1990s English folk music has experienced a dramatic revival, matched by a rise in public and media interest, and fuelled by a significant increase in the number of UK festivals, the establishment of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and the launch of a folk and traditional music degree at Newcastle University.


Now in it’s third year, Homegrown runs in partnership with EFDSS (English Folk Dance and Song Society) and the English Folk Expo, bringing over 100 music industry delegates to Bury to witness the high quality of folk music England has to offer.


Tickets for all Homegrown performances are on sale now and are individually priced. English Folk enthusiasts benefit from 20% off when buying tickets for four Homegrown events in one booking.


For more information on Homegrown events please phone The Met’s Box Office on 0161 761 2216 or go online at www.themet.biz/homegrown