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Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman in Concert

Show Details

Presented by Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

Performance date and time
Saturday, 25th January 2020
7:30 PM

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Best Duo winners 2013 and 2016.

Long established as one of the UK folk scene's most rewardingly enduring partnerships, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman are 'songwriters par excellence' (fRoots Magazine), their music tuneful, intelligent and soulful. Here, Kathryn's powerful voice is matched against Sean's driving guitar on a set of impressive modern folk songs and heartfelt traditional numbers, switching from thoughtful ballads to stomping acoustic rock. Impressive and entertaining. _________________________________________________________________

Kathryn Roberts: vocals, piano, woodwind Sean Lakeman: guitar

Dartmoor-based couple Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman are one of the most popular and respected acts on the British Folk scene. Their live performance brings a feeling of inclusivity and informality whilst showcasing a variety of music from old traditional ballads to self-penned 'story songs'. 'These are stories, first and foremost. My home-life is so 'roses round the cottage door', that I tend to prefer music with an edginess, so some of the songs are quite dark and brooding, to say the least.' Kathryn Roberts Performed to the highest standard on guitar and piano, the duo has been recognised nationally for their talents, winning the prestigious 'Best Duo' prize at the 2013 and 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Having graced stages the world over in a number of guises, including with the likes of Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, Levellers, Kate Rusby and Show of Hands, the intimacy and strength of passion shown as a duo, combined with an eclectic repertoire ensures a rare treat. 'Songwriters par excellence.' fRoots Magazine 'Kathryn Roberts' smoky, assertive vocals are a tasty feast for listeners craving music that requires a sharp mind and an open heart.' Billboard Magazine 'Sean Lakeman is one of the unsung heroes of modern British folk.' Mojo Magazine ★★★★ 'Roberts is a powerful, versatile singer who can switch from thoughtful ballads to stomping acoustic rock. An impressive and entertaining set.' The Guardian ★★★★ 'Folk music for the modern age.' The Telegraph

'A genuine warmth of personality, wonderfully clear, honest singing and expert guitar accompaniment… a travelling show of no little folk wisdom and generous entertainment.' The Herald (Scotland) 'One of the most assured and entertaining duos on the folk scene.' fRoots Magazine ★★★★ 'Folk music for the modern age.' The Telegraph ★★★★ 'An impressive and entertaining set.' The Guardian

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Performer's website
www.kathrynrobertsandseanlakeman.com

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Show video
www.soundcloud.com/kathryn-roberts

Running time
90 min + interval

Audience Type
Adults/Family

Age Range
10+

Ticket Prices
£10.00 Standard

Other Ticket Information
Licensed bar available. Doors open 6.30pm.

Main Box Office Telephone Number
01827 718 516

Available From
Call Baddesley Ensor Village Hall 01827 718 516

Additional Information
Liscensed bar available from 6.30pm.

Venue Accessibility (See Key for more information)

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Reservable/general parking on site Designated parking Level entrance Alternative wheelchair access to side/rear of venue Ramped approach up to entrance Wheelchair accessible toilet

This performance is supported by:

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Arts Council, England