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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

BBC Folk Award Nominees Leveret come to The Met

On Thursday 3 March Best Group nominees at the BBC Folk Awards Leveret perform tracks off their latest album ‘In The Round’ at The Met

Leveret features three of England’s finest musicians in an exciting collaboration. Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron are each regarded as masters of their instrument and are involved in numerous collaborations with a huge range of artists. Together, as Leveret, their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity.

 

‘Three of England’s finest traditional players weaving exquisite tapestries out of old and new tunes. Just sublime. I can’t recommend seeing them live enough. ‘ Verity Sharp, BBC Radio 3

 

Fiddler Sam Sweeney is the current BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ‘Musician of the Year’, thanks to his work in Bellowhead, Eliza Carthy’s Wayward Band, The Full English and his own Made In The Great War project.

 

Melodeon genius Andy Cutting, also nominated for Musician of the Year at the 2016 BBC Folk Awards, currently performs with his new trio alongside Martin Simpson and Nancy Kerr and has also appeared with Blowzabella, Topette, June Tabor, and Roger Daltry.

 

Concertina wizard Rob Harbron is known for his work with The Full English, Emma Reid, Fay Hield, Jon Boden and others.

 

‘You won’t find English folk music played better than this.’ R2

 

Leveret’s music is firmly rooted in the English tradition but is fresh and new, with original settings of ancient tunes sitting alongside new compositions by some of today’s finest tunesmiths. Sophisticated and honest, considered and spontaneous, there is nothing else that sounds quite like this trio.

 

Tickets are £16 and are available from www.themet.biz, by calling 0161 761 2216 or from The Met box office on Market Street.

 

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Press contact: Alice Shinkfield            0161 761 9134

alice.shinkfield@themet.biz