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Richard Shindell
Thursday December 5th, 2019 in aid of Mustard Tree
The Met, Bury

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Originally from New York, Richard Shindell now divides his time between Buenos Aires, Argentina and New York's Hudson Valley. He is a writer whose songs paint pictures, tell stories, juxtapose ideas and images, inhabit characters, vividly evoking entire worlds along the way and expanding our sense of just what it is a song may be. Starting his career in New York City, he has now released  a number of much lauded albums including 'Reunion Hill' and 'Somewhere Near Paterson'. In 1998, Shindell joined forces with his friends Dar Williams and Lucy Kaplansky to record an album of covers under the guise of Cry Cry Cry which further enhanced his reputation. His songs have attracted many fans including Joan Baez who has covered his song, 'Reunion Hill', as well as touring with Show of Hands who are great admirers of his talents. He's been a rare visitor to the UK of late and has talked of taking a rest from touring - catch him while you can.


St. Agnes Fountain featuring David Hughes, Chris Leslie (from Fairport Convention), Julie Matthews and Chris While
Thursday December 19th, 2019 in aid of Bury Hospice
The Met, Bury

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St Agnes Fountain come together for one month of the year to perform “rhythmed-up” carols and Christmas music, interspersed with laughter and spoken word. The band that gives Christmas songs a good, if respectful, kicking. They bring sparkling musicianship, humour and heartfelt renditions of your favourite Christmas tunes both original and those you know so well (or thought you did). Great musical talent, wit and invention in the form of founder member, David Hughes, Chris Leslie (Fairport Convention) and Chris While and Julie Matthews (Radio 2 Folk Award Winners) They have brought joy, laughter and a few tears to every concert performance for the last 18 years. It is the season their legion of fans have been waiting for because, as they say, “Christmas starts with St Agnes Fountain”.


An Evening with Sam Baker celebrating the 15th Anniversary of 'Mercy'
Fri
day February 7th, 2020 in aid of.......
The Met, Bury

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Some 15 years ago, Sam Baker released the record that would catch the ears of many people, 'Mercy'.
The characters in his songs face many challenges - alcoholism, car wrecks, racism, drug addiction, a mother’s abandonment - but they persevere. Much like Sam himself. In 1986 Sam got in the middle of someone else’s war. When a terrorist bomb exploded in his train compartment, he went from being a young, healthy, tourist enjoying Peru with friends to a broken man surrounded by death and dying. Given his injuries, he too should have died. But through a series of miracles and coincidences he survived. His survival means that Sam has a clear view of life's ups and downs as he aims to make people happy with his art. He returns to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the 'Mercy' release that started his career in music. He'll be playing songs from this record along with others that came later and be accompanied by Radoslav Lorkovic.
"Sam Baker has produced a suite of work that will penetrate you right to the core.” ... Maverick on 'Mercy'

"Simultaneously beautiful and broken… Sam Baker is an artist worth waiting for" ... NPR All Things Considered
"The Bard of the Workaday World" ... Wall Street Journal


Steve Knightley 'Pass Notes - The Stories Behind The Songs'
Satur
day February 15th, 2020 in aid of.......
The Met, Bury

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Best known for his role in Show of Hands with Phil Beer, Steve Knightley returns to The Met to reveal his skills in song writing.
Following the success of last year’s intimate one man show, Steve’s latest outing is intended for anyone fascinated by the art and craft of song writing. Exploring his extensive back catalogue and introducing unheard, new material, he presents the themes and stories that inspire him. In doing so, shows how music and words can become lyrics, chords and notes that meld to create songs which acquire a life of their own.


Daphne's Flight featuring Christine Collister, Melanie Harrold, Julie Matthews, Helen Watson and Chris While
Saturday May 16th, 2020 in aid of.......
The Met, Bury

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In 1995, Christine Collister, Melanie Harrold, Julie Matthews, Helen Watson and Chris While, acclaimed and appreciated for their individual talents as folk, blues, rock and soul singers, found themselves at the Cambridge Festival. They decided to sing some songs together ... magic happened and Daphne's Flight took off with their first, self-titled album. In 2017, after a 21 year hiatus, Daphne’s Flight re-emerged with their second critically acclaimed studio album 'Knows Time, Knows Change'. 2020 sees the release of their third and most ambitious studio album to date. Combining five of the finest singer-songwriters of their generation, Daphne’s Flight is a unique and magical blend of individual styles that captivate audiences with complex harmony arrangements, unbridled energy and the infectious joy of performing together. 


The Secret Sisters
Thursday June 11th, 2020 in aid of.......
The Met, Bury

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The Secret Sisters, Laura and Lydia Rogers, will arrive with their fourth album 'Saturn Return' which grapples with love and loss. Produced by Brandi Carlile with Phil and Tim Hanseroth, 'Saturn Return' represents a new era of The Secret Sisters. For the first time in their ten-year recording career, the Grammy-nominated duo composed all of the songs without any co-writers and sang as individuals in the studio instead of relying solely on close harmony singing. Songs range from 'Cabin', a powerful anthem written in the aftermath of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings in the US Supreme Court to 'Hold You Dear', a tender ballad about new motherhood. Join us to welcome them back to The Met.

Fred Eaglesmith
2016 in aid of Operation Smile
 

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The Met, Bury
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The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
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The Deaf Institute, Manchester
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The Lowry, Salford Quays
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Manchester Academy
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Fox Lane Sports and Social Club, Leyland
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Burnley Mechanics
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The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
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