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Monday, December 14, 2015

Fantastic music, theatre and family shows in The Met’s new season

The Met’s January – March season is on sale now. Featuring over 30 events, from music to theatre to children’s shows there is plenty to choose from.

The folk season kicks off with Songs of Separation (23 January), an incredible collaboration between 10 of the finest female folk musicians from England and Scotland featuring Eliza Carthy, Karine Polwart and the Lady Maisery Trio amongst others. Other folk highlights include Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle (13 February); the return of Breabach (27 February); Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Habron in Leveret (2 March) and coming to The Met after an incredible set at Ramsbottom Festival, Marc O’Reilly (10 March).

We have a wealth of rock and pop concerts coming up which includes: the return of hugely popular Pink Floyd tribute act Manc Floyd (16 & 17 January); Hayseed Dixie frontman John Wheeler (22 January); Mark Radcliffe’s pirate themed shanty band Galleon Blast (6 February); one of the biggest bands of the 2-tone movement The Beat (12 February); the UK’s finest R&B, jazz and gospel singer Ruby Turner (14 February) and Ramsbottom Festival favourite Blue Rose Code (5 March)

The Americana programme features Aoife O’Donovan (31 January) who returns after her appearance with I’m With Her; Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys (4 February); Tim O’Brien (7 February) and western swing, blues and country six piece Rob Heron and the Teapad Orchestra (25 February).

The theatre programme features compelling drama And Then You Kissed Me (12 January). Presented by Media City based theatre company Footlights, it explores domestic violence through accounts from victims and perpetrators and the authorities who deal with the day-to-day realities. Presented by Box of Tricks Chip Shop Chips (16 & 17 March) is an immersive love story set in a chippy performing in unusual space around the North. Appearing at Ramsbottom Civic Hall and Delicious Café at the Fusilier Museum it’s dinner, dance and a show all rolled into one as the ticket price also includes a fish and chip supper!

Children’s and families can enjoy Adventures with Sam…on the Farm (30 January) and help Sam, Heidi the Hen and Simon the Sheep Dog solve the mystery of the missing golden egg. For February half term be entertained by The Tap Dancing Mermaid (15 February), the magical story of Marina Skippet, the tippety-top tap dancer who creeps out each night to dance by the sea told with stunning puppets, live music and tap dancing. Patrick Lynch from CBeebies returns with The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio (19 February), this classic story is brought to life by music and puppets.

Over in Ramsbottom at The Folk Club they will be hosting Robert Lane (13 January), Fred’s House (17 February) and Red Shoes (9 March)

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

0161 761 9134


Notes for Editors

Images can be found at:

January shows: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/knv97yf13uqq8c5/AAAxUSkLsZIPTCXDmAhBwryqa?dl=0


February shows: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qbtqqa1azhauk3g/AADfDVBhGKOnuc7JJFu0gf9Ya?dl=0


March shows: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/z17g1up91zwud8s/AACq_1IOAx5ADEcU6TAHA6oIa?dl=0


The Met is Bury’s performing arts venue, based in the Derby Hall, a large Victorian neo-classical building situated on Market Street in the centre of Bury. A touring venue The Met caters for a wide range of interests including folk, blues, rock, theatre, comedy and family shows. The Met was awarded Best Entertainment Venue of the Year at the 2014 Manchester Theatre Awards.