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Monday, September 29, 2014

Third annual Homegrown English folk festival returns to Bury on 17-19 October

The Met’s Homegrown Festival of English folk returns to Bury, Lancashire for a weekend of innovative, inspiring and entertaining folk music from Thursday 16 – Saturday 18 October. Partnered with the English Folk Expo, the event features a who’s who of folk artists from across the country; Show of Hands, Fisherman’s Friends, Faustus, Nizlopi (famed for the JCB Song) and Bella Hardy, plus over two-dozen more great acts including BBC 6Music’s Tom Robinson, Jon Spiers and the Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band.

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Celebrating the breadth and diversity of English music, Homegrown 2014 also features Cocos Lovers, Spiro, Melrose Quartet, Keston Cobblers’ Club, Fabian Holland, 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), Winter Mountain, local heroes Harp and a Monkey 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.homegrownfolk.co.uk