This Saturday sees the Met in Bury celebrating all things Tin Whistle.

The Big Whistle Festival features a packed day with informal concerts, groove laden gigs, workshops, chats and sessions,all subtly wrapped around the humble tin whistle.

There is plenty going on.Don’t Feed The Peacocks are a new six piece band from Lancashire and Yorkshire.

Beneath their youthful appearance lurks highly experienced musical CVs ,having honed their talents performing together as part of the National Youth Folk Ensemble.

Expect expert, energised and astute music making – combined with a good helping of folk, jazz and reggae influences.

Aizle make their debut at The Met.Kindled out of Manchester’s thriving music scene, this highly respected instrumental quintet present an inventive mix of infused new and traditional tunes. Unmissable and compelling.

Clitheroe’s Drop The Floor are fast becoming a permanent fixture at Big Whistle combining high energy jigs with songs from the Irish tradition.Still on the high of the recently released second album Fairly Cookin – a release that has well and truly cemented DTF’s ever escalating musical credentials.While there is a  welcome return for the Andy May trio, three award-winning musicians from Newcastle.

Rounding it all off,Michael McGoldrick ,a talisman regionally, nationally and internationally who is renowned for his hallmark and effortless fusion of traditional, roots and urbanised musical forms.

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