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Monday, October 20, 2014

Folk stars combine for Poppy Appeal special

Inspired by the lives of the everyday people involved in World War I, ten of the finest folk musicians come together in Songs for the Voiceless at The Met on Wednesday 5 November at 8pm.


Bella Hardy (BBC Folk Singer of the Year 2014), Jackie OatesKatriona Gilmore & Jamie RobertsThe Young’UnsIan Stephenson (Kan), Tom OakesMichael J Tinker (Bright Season) and Matt Downer (Jamie Smith’s Mabon) will be performing original songs based on everyday life during wartime. Partially written at The Met earlier in the year, Songs for the Voiceless seeks to give a voice to those from the First World War who have a story to tell, but are not being heard. Sons and Daughters, Fathers and Mothers; Women and Children, left behind Lovers; Families and Communities; Soldiers and Civilians.


In the days leading up to Remembrance Day, this event provides a special opportunity to mark the anniversary of the Great War. Profits from the special Songs For The Voiceless album will be donated to the Poppy Appeal.


Tickets to see the performance are £14, or £12 for concessions. For more information or to book tickets phone Box Office on 0161 761 2216 or go online at www.themet.biz.