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Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Met’s new season is full of treats that will put a spring in your step

The Met’s Spring/Summer season is on sale now. Featuring over 60 events, from music to theatre, from comedy to children’s shows there is plenty to choose from.


The season kicks off with incredible folk duo Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman (2 April). Other folk highlights include: Bob Fox, the War Horse Songman (17 April); Ross Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson (9 May); Peatbog Faeries (21 May); the return of Eliza Carthy with Tim Eriksen (28 May); folk greats Fairport Convention (5 June); Andy Cutting, Nancy Kerr and Martin Simpson (12 June); BBC Folk Award winner Chris Wood (19 June) and Edwina Hayes (17 July)


We have a wealth of rock, pop and blues concerts coming up which includes: King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys (11 April); Duke Special (16 April); Before the Dawn, a Kate Bush tribute act (18 April); Muddy Waters’ son Mud Morganfield (8 May); prog-rock band Mostly Autumn (23 May) and Led Zeppelin tribute act Whole Lotta Led (13 June)


The Americana programme features Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan in a long time coming collaboration for the I’m With Her Tour (25 April); Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express (30 May) and The Met and Ramsbottom favourite Otis Gibbs (16 July).


Our World Music events include the UK’s only blind orchestra Inner Vision Orchestra (2 May), of which some members played at the Paralympics Closing Ceremony in 2012 and Cypriot songsters Monsieur Doumani (3 June).


The theatre programme features compelling drama Plastic Figurines (22 April); historical comedy Norsesome (6 May) with all the Viking myths crammed into one hour of fun; a show exploring the formation of Manchester band Joy Division, New Dawn Fades (20 May) and outrageously funny dark comedy From the Cradle to the Bin (4 June).


The Met presents comedy and talks from a host of big names including: Terry Christian’s and his Naked Confessions of a Recovering Catholic (15 May); Jon Ronson hosts An Evening of Public Shaming (22 May); An Evening with Gervase Phinn (27 May) where he regales audiences with hilarious tales of being a school inspector in Yorkshire and The Lancashire Hotpots with their A Fistful of Scratchcards Tour (4 July).


Children’s and families can enjoy Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaur (4 April) at The Met. When Flinn discovers a pirate hiding in the school supply closet, it’s all aboard, me hearties, for a real live pirate adventure! Captain Stubble needs Flinn’s help to find his stolen ship, but there are some mean pirate dinosaurs on the loose, and Flinn and his friends soon sail into trouble.


Over in Ramsbottom at The Folk Club they will be hosting Bandersnatch (15 April); Louise Jordan (13 May); The Hut People (10 June); Desi Friel and Musac (15 July) and Steve Turner (12 August).


All these events and more are now on sale on The Met’s website at www.themet.biz. Prices and times vary. Tickets are available online or at the Box Office on 0161 761 2216.





Press Contact: Alice Shinkfield            alice.shinkfield@themet.biz

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