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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Allan Beswick

BBC north-west's late night phone in presenter returns to the Bury Met with his one-man show. Witty, acerbic, argumentative and occasionally just down right rude, he'll chat about life, the Universe and the world of wireless.

Fri 9 Jun

The Box

£10 / 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

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

Coope Boyes and Simpson

Join these legends of music on their farewell tour with their last album Coda - a collection of songs, mainly self-penned or drawn from the tradition, covering issues such as refugees, Iraq and climate change.

Thu 25 May

Derby Hall

£16 / 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

Daphne's Flight

Twenty one years after their debut self titled album and one and only UK tour, the tour de force that is Daphne's Flight return, featuring Christine Collister, Melanie Harrold, Julie Matthews, Helen Watson and Chris While

Fri 26 May

Derby Hall

£18 / 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

Duke Special

Seamus Heaney described his friend, the poet Michael Longley, as: *'a keeper of the artistic estate, a custodian of griefs and wonders'. * * * On this very special tour, Duke Special will be performing songs and music based on the poetry of this influential and renowned Belfast writer.

Thu 23 Nov

Derby Hall

Prices to be confirmed / 0161 761 2216

The East Pointers

The East Pointers are three young men from Canada whose talent and penchant for traditional Celtic tunes of decades past greatly belie their respective ages.

Fri 2 Jun

The Box

£13 / 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.

Sat 10 Jun

The Box

£12 / 0161 761 2216

Emily Smith and Jamie McClennan

Drawing on influences from the folk tradition, Americana and beyond, this couple's sumptuous harmonies are layered over sizzling double guitars, fiddle and accordion making Smith and McClennan one of the most vibrant duos on the UK folk scene today.

Sat 3 Jun

The Box

£12 / 0161 761 2216

Fairport Convention

Veteran folk group whose current line-up features founding member Simon Nicol with Gerry Conway, Chris Leslie, Dave Pegg and Ric Sanders.

Thu 8 Jun

Derby Hall

Prices to be confirmed / 0161 761 2216

First Thursday Comedy Club

UK and international stand-up.

Thu 1 Jun

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 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

Derby Hall

£16.50 / 0161 761 2216

The Furrow Collective

Featuring award-winning solo musicians this modern folk outfit approaches traditional ballads with a bold, improvisational twist.

Wed 14 Jun

Derby Hall

Prices to be confirmed / 0161 761 2216

Garry Tallent & Kevin Montgomery

The longtime bassist for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band will be the boss this May when Garry Tallent embarks on his first solo run. He, along with Nashville singer-songwriter Kevin Montgomery will be stopping by with his 7 piece band featuring Americana favorites, Fats Kaplan *and *Kristi Rose.

Wed 7 Jun

Derby Hall

£20 / 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

Hackney Colliery Band

Funky East London-based brass band that does drum & bass and Prodigy covers.

Sat 27 May

Derby Hall

£15–£17 / 0161 761 2216

Hot Club of Cow Town

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

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 Verity

*John Verity * has been an established and renowned producer for numerous bands and musicians including amongst others: Saxon, Motorhead, Charlie and Tank and of course, his own extensive collection of work, but a priority has always been live performances with his band: a fluid line-up but always with musicians of the…

Fri 16 Jun

The Box

£12 / 0161 761 2216

Limehouse Lizzy

A tribute to the hard rock of Thin Lizzy.

Sat 17 Jun

Derby Hall

£17 / 0161 761 2216

The Little Unsaid

One of the must-see rising live acts of 2017. The Little Unsaid have spent the last year travelling the UK and Europe, leaving audiences emotionally rapt with a live show that's been described as "a thumping depth of passion, recalling the intensity and melancholic overtones of Nick Cave and * Leonard Cohen *".

Sat 17 Jun

The Box

£12 / 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

Metro Jazz Concert

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

My Darling Clementine

For what began life as a side project for Michael Weston King & Lou Dalgleish, a labour of love, a homage to the classic country duets, My Darling Clementine is now very much part of the country and Americana landscape, courtesy of 3 critically acclaimed albums, over 350 shows across Europe and N. America, and…

Fri 9 Jun

Derby Hall

£15 / 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

Otis Gibbs

Otis Gibbs is an alt-country songwriter, storyteller, painter, photographer and planter of 7,176 trees. He once wrestled a bear, and lost. He has been described as "The best unknown songwriter in music today." If you ask him, he'll simply say he's a Folk Singer.

Thu 15 Jun

Derby Hall

£15 / 0161 761 2216

Shark in the Park

A stage adaptation of Nick Sharratt's well-loved children's stories, Shark In The Park, Shark In The Dark and Shark In The Park On A Windy Day.

Thu 1 Jun

Derby Hall

£10 / 0161 761 2216

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

Stipe: the definitive R.E.M. tribute band

Stipe recreate the alt-rock, awesomeness of R.E.M. As regular visitors to the festival scene, leading venues and with gigs into Europe, Stipe earned the praise of* "Awesome"* from R.E.M.'s own lead singer Michael Stipe.

Sat 3 Jun

Derby Hall

Prices to be confirmed / 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

Tortoise v Hare

Join Living Spit at the starting blocks for another adrenaline-fuelled theatrical lap with Barry Hare and Toby 'Tortoise' Gollop. Ages 10+.

Wed 24 May

Derby Hall

£8 (£6; Children £6) / 0161 761 2216

Yvonne Lyons

Singer-songwriter Yvonne Lyon is among the best and brightest talent currently emerging from the UK. Her album, These Small Rebellions features songs co-written with Boo Hewerdine, Andrew Howie and David Lyon.

Thu 8 Jun

The Box

£10 / 0161 761 2216

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