The Met

The Met
Market Street, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0BW
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The Met

A centre for live music The Met is noted for its specialist folk music programme. In addition to local, national and international folk artists and bands the programme includes theatre, comedy and a range of music workshops. The venue contains two performance spaces, a restaurant and the Edwin Street Recording Studio. The Met organises and promotes a number of outdoor events including the annual Ramsbottom Festival.

There is on-street parking in Silver Street and Bolton Street, where there is also a car-park next to the East Lancs Railway. Both the bust station and Bury's Metrolink terminus are a few hundred yards from The Met.

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The Bandwidths of Balderdash

In their second acclaimed show, musical sketch comedy troupe The Faces At The Window invite you to meet a strangely unsettling set of characters inhabiting our radio waves: listen in to Radio Metaldehyde, hear news reports from 570BC and be soothed by tuneful dispatches about uncles with lengthy catamarans. "Worthy of…

Thu 20 Jul

The Box

£8 / 0161 761 2216

Blue Rose Code

Edinburgh born Ross Wilson spent his creative formative years in East London, then moved to South England "to be by the sea's energy" but it is in his homecoming that he has found where his heart is. Life wasn't always simple for Wilson. "I have swapped one type of chaos for another" says Wilson.

Thu 16 Nov

Derby Hall

£14 / 0161 761 2216

China Crisis

After a sell out tours of the UK and America in 2015 and 2016, China Crisis return in support of their new album Autumn in the Neighbourhood, their first album of new material in twenty years. Eddie Lundon and Gary Daly are the founder members of the band which started in Kirkby, Merseyside back in 1979. Known for…

Fri 24 Nov

Derby Hall

£16–£18 / 0161 761 2216

The Clone Roses & The Smiths Ltd.

Celebrate the glory of Manchester music with tributes to two of the greatest bands of the eighties. The Clone Roses are the longest serving and most popular Stone Roses tribute playing live today, with an attention to detail second to none. The Smiths Ltd are the only Smiths tribute band from Manchester, with an…

Sat 1 Jul

Derby Hall

£15.40 / 0161 761 2216

The Danberrys

One of the hottest Americana acts to emerge from the gutsier underbelly of Nashville's music scene, the soulful pairing of Ben DeBerry and Dorothy Daniel have built a huge fan base on both sides of the Atlantic.

Fri 30 Jun

Derby Hall

£16 / 0161 761 2216

Darlingside

After wowing audiences at this year's Celtic Connections and stealing the show at Cambridge Folk Festival 2016 where their "Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young harmonies earned an ecstatic reception and turned them into instant stars" - Daily Telegraph, Darlingside return to the UK for a limited run of shows.

Wed 28 Jun

Derby Hall

Prices to be confirmed / 0161 761 2216

The Dead, Live by Daniel Thackeray

Lawrence Dodds is a popular 'psychic' medium who knows he's a fake, but the world of Spirit may have some shocks in store for him when someone unexpected attends one of his live shows. An unusual and eerie new drama from the writer of the acclaimed Together in Electric Dreams. "Light humour, tragedy, the spritual…

Thu 13 Jul

The Box

£8 / 0161 761 2216

Duke Special

AKA Peter Wilson from Belfast, who has impressed the White Stripes and the Hives with his gramophone-backed after-hours balladeering and jaunty piano pop.

Thu 23 Nov

Derby Hall

Prices to be confirmed / 0161 761 2216

The Elephant Sessions

The five-piece from Inverness featuring Euan Smillie, Mark Bruce, Greg Barry, Alasdair Taylor and Seth Tinsley, were nominated for the Live Act of the Year at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2016. The collective blends its traditional roots of searing fiddle melodies with funk, ska and blues influences.

Fri 10 Nov

The Box

£12 / 0161 761 2216

First Thursday Comedy Club

UK and international stand-up.

Thu 6 Jul

The Box

Prices to be confirmed / 0161 761 2216

A night of stand-up from Britain's Got Talent runner-up Jack Carroll, plus Steffen Peddie, Rod Shepherd, and Peter Brush.

Thu 3 Aug

The Box

Prices to be confirmed / 0161 761 2216

A night of stand-up from Britain's Got Talent runner-up Jack Carroll, plus Steffen Peddie, Rod Shepherd, and Peter Brush.

Fleetwood Bac

The ensemble performs rock in tribute to the award-winning band.

Sat 28 Oct

£16.50 / 0161 761 2216

Derby Hall

£16.50 / 0161 761 2216

Glass Caves, SKIES and Dear CAROLINE

We're thrilled to team up with Manchester's Scruff of the Neck to bring you a taster of this year's Head for the Hills festival, featuring three exciting emerging bands from Manchester and beyond.

Sat 5 Aug

£7.70 / 0161 761 2216

Derby Hall

£7 / 0161 761 2216

The Greatest Stories Ever Told

Dr Kevin Jones has been on the after-dinner speaking circuit for thirty years. In his new one-man show he talks about his speaking career, the people he has met and recounts the best jokes and tales he has heard. Get ready for two hours of laughter from one of the funniest doctors there is.

Thu 31 Aug

Derby Hall

£15 / 0161 761 2216

Hot Club of Cowtown

Hot Club of Cowtown are the one of the most globe-trotting, hard swinging trios on the planet. Jazz collides with country, creating an amazing sound that's half hoe-down half boogie-woogie. They have appeared at festivals, in clubs and theatres and featured on radio and TV including BBC TV's Later with Jools Holland.

Thu 9 Nov

Derby Hall

£16–£20 / 0161 761 2216

IQ

Now celebrating their 35th anniversary, * IQ * have established a reputation as one of the world's leading progressive rock bands. Known for their passionate music and dramatic live presentations, they have released a string of critically acclaimed albums.

Sat 13 Jan 2018

Derby Hall

£18 / 0161 761 2216

Jo Harman

Soul. Blues. Gospel. Beatles-worthy pop. These are the core ingredients of Jo Harman's People We Become, a modern album rooted in the classic, timeless music of past generations.

Sat 15 Jul

Derby Hall

£14 / 0161 761 2216

John Illsley

John Illsley is an English musician who rose to fame as the bass guitarist of the critically acclaimed band * Dire Straits. Now performing his own music alongside the Dire Straits repertoire, * The John Illsley Band have garnered accolades of their own from the likes of Mojo and the Daily Telegraph.

Wed 25 Oct

Derby Hall

£20 / 0161 761 2216

Just Turf

Just Turf is a poignant, original and dark exploration of one woman's personal fantasy to dance with Michael Flately and smother him in her prize winning creamy mashed potato. Like many Irish families Maisie's siblings have migrated across the globe and as the youngest she is left at home, dealing with her demanding…

Wed 19 Jul

The Box

£5 / 0161 761 2216

Los Pacaminos

Los Pacaminos features Paul Young, Drew Barfield, Mark Pinder, Steve Greetham, Jamie Moses and Melvin Duffy (UK's premier pedal steel player). One of the UK's most popular live touring bands, Los Pacaminos play the very best in Tex Mex Border music from The Texas Tornadoes and Ry Cooder to Los Lobos and even Roy…

Fri 29 Sep

Derby Hall

£18–£20 / 0161 761 2216

Love is not enough - with Metro Jazz

The Met's community jazz orchestra, led by acclaimed saxophonist Munch Manship, perform a highly seasoned mix of the best foot-tapping jazz.

Fri 14 Jul

The Box

£5 / 0161 761 2216

Mad Dog Mcrea

Devon band blending folk rock, gypsy jazz and bluegrass.

Sat 14 Oct

Derby Hall

Prices to be confirmed / 0161 761 2216

My Sweet Patootie

The group from Ontario plays acoustic roots, blues and country music with elements of swing and Balkan music.

Thu 29 Jun

The Box

£12 / 0161 761 2216

Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita

Omar Sosa and Seckou Keita are both acclaimed musical adventurers with a rich global heritage that spans jazz, latin and African influences, and the combination of both artists on stage together is an incredibly exciting prospect.

Sun 12 Nov

Derby Hall

£17 / 0161 761 2216

Ophelia: Madness (in blue)

Ophelia: Madness (in blue) is a theatre production driven by extraordinary and original music, celebrating the other story of Shakespeare's passionate, poetic heroine. In this 45 minute work, originally composed in 1983 by acclaimed Russian pianist and composer Sergei Dreznin, you hear the story of Shakespeare's…

Mon 31 Jul

The Box

£8 (£6; Children £6) / 0161 761 2216

Santa's Little Helper

Who will help to save Christmas? Young Albert Tuttle is nearly 7 years old. Far too old to believe in Santa! How does a big fat man wearing bright red pyjamas fit down the chimney anyway? But Albert is in for a big surprise. For as he sleeps on Christmas Eve, a big fat man wearing bright red pyjamas tumbles down his…

Wed 20 Dec

Derby Hall

£10 (Children £10) / 0161 761 2216

Thu 21 Dec

Derby Hall

£10 (Children £10) / 0161 761 2216

Fri 22 Dec

Derby Hall

£10 (Children £10) / 0161 761 2216

…and 2 more dates until 24 Dec

Showaddywaddy

Doo wop nostalgia merchants who performed on Top of the Pops over 50 times and have now been together over 40 years.

Fri 23 Mar 2018

Derby Hall

£22 / 0161 761 2216

Sister Act

Sister Act is the feel-fabulous musical based on the hit movie starring Whoopi Goldberg! This stage adaptation is sure to have you dancing in the aisles, in the streets and all the way to your front door with its uplifting music!

Wed 18 Oct

Derby Hall

£14 / 0161 761 2216

Thu 19 Oct

Derby Hall

£14 / 0161 761 2216

Fri 20 Oct

Derby Hall

£14 / 0161 761 2216

Sat 21 Oct

Derby Hall

£14 / 0161 761 2216

Spooky Men's Chorale

Ennobled by improbable facial hair, burdened by a vast loveable incomprehension, and dignified with cavernous vocal chords, The Spooky Men's Chorale employs a devastating combination of beauty and stupidity to comment on the unsolvable paradoxes of being a man through a diverse repertoire: from Gregorian table songs to…

Sun 16 Jul

Derby Hall

£20 (£15; Children £15) / 0161 761 2216

St Agnes Fountain

St Agnes Fountain come together for one month a year with the Christmas Tour each December. Performing 'rhythmed-up' carols and Christmas music, interspersed with laughter and spoken word; they begin their 16th tour this year and arrive at The Met on December 5th bringing their brand new studio album, their eighth…

Tue 5 Dec

Derby Hall

£18 / 0161 761 2216

A Strange New Space

Join the life changing adventure of space obsessed Amira as she searches for a safe new space. Leaving her home, Amira's imagination catapults her across galaxies on an intergalactic voyage, matching her real-life journey as a refugee. A non-verbal, physical show for the whole family with puppetry and original music.

Sat 8 Jul

The Box

£8 / 0161 761 2216

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