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Friday April 26 - Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

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Kathryn & Sean - 'Personae' tour 2019

We are delighted to be bringing Kathryn & Sean back to the house as they promote their new album.

Duos come and duos go... And some nurture and fine-tune their art and watch it grow into something totally original, captivating and award-winning. Bonded by an unseen alchemy, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have entwined their professional and personal relationship into an enviable class act of imaginative songwriting and musicianship.

The Dartmoor-based husband and wife have twice won the coveted Best Duo title at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (2016 and 2013), consistently delivering assured, distinctive performances whether live or recorded.

Over two decades of performance they have never been trapped in a groove – always bold and innovative, mixing traditional song arrangements with (increasingly) their self-penned material which reels from the bitter to the sweet, the wry to the sad, the political to the passive. across folk, rock, country and blues genres.

With ‘Personae’, Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman present their landmark fifth studio album. It is an eclectic emotional see-saw of a journey, melding ten tracks of traditional ballads and their own self-penned versatile material. Once again Roberts & Lakeman have created an album by turns curious, thought-provoking, moving and magical – a complete cornucopia astutely delivered by one of the most intriguing, uninhibited and popular duos on the British folk scene. Most definitely not 'personae non gratae'.

These two are fantastic musicians and wonderful live performers, and have always provided a very special encounter whenever they've played for us here. This is going to be another special show. Call us on 01665 720456 to get your name on the list quickly!  As usual, tickets for this show are £12.50

Here's their live performance at a packed Royal Albert Hall on the night of the 2016 'Best Duo' presentation:

 

With a story that includes over 20 years of music making with the likes of Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, Levellers, Kate Rusby and Show of Hands, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have consolidated themselves as pillars of modern British folk.

‘Kathryn Roberts is one of our most accomplished and accessible singers, while Sean Lakeman has similarly established himself as a consistently imaginative and enterprising instrumentalist, producer and arranger’– fRoots Magazine


“An absolute masterclass in how to do it right.” – Festivalsforall.com


“Kathryn Roberts smoky, assertive vocals are a tasty feast for listeners craving music that requires a sharp mind and an open heart.” – Billboard Magazine


‘As a guitarist, producer and co-songwriter, Sean Lakeman is one of the unsung heroes of modern British folk’ – MOJO

“It’s folk music for the modern age.” - The Telegraph - London

Concert Comments

  • Our gig at St Cuthbert's House was a real pleasure.  We had a fantastic time, and we hope to be back again!
    Connla

  • If it weren’t for people like you putting heart and soul into making these things happen... the music scene in the UK would be much the poorer.
    Lorraine, Different Strings music agency

  • It's been such a lovely tour... your gig was the highlight of it all.  We'd love to do this again, so hopefully see you guys soon.
    Fabian Holland

  • "From the moment we stepped into the beautifully converted chapel we were made to feel relaxed, pampered and welcome. The surroundings and the warmth of the audience ensured we could play at our best without inhibition. We look forward very much to coming back to St. Cuthberts. xx"
    Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman.

  • Such a beautiful place to do a concert!
    Belinda O'Hooley & Heidi Tidow, Aug 31 2014

  • We had a great gig last night at St Cuthberts House. It's a beautiful venue and has the friendliest, most supportive hosts, Jeff and Jill. Thank you!
    Adam Holmes

  • "I didn't know what to expect of a show in a B&B - but it was absolutely sublime! The room is acoustically fantastic, lovely lighting - and to top it all off, the place itself is absolutely gorgeous. Wonderful audience, magical night! I can't wait to get back!"
    Krista Detor

  • "St. Cuthbert's House was not only a highlight of my UK tour, it was one of the highlights of my entire year! It's a magical venue run by music lovers. My show was packed and the audience was fantastic. Jeff and Jill went out of their way to make us feel welcome and comfortable. I feel so lucky that I was also able to experience the beauty of the Northumberland coast while I was there. I can't wait to return to Seahouses, as both a performer and as a guest!"
    Jesse Terry

  • "St Cuthbert's House was definitely one of the highlights of our most recent UK tour. Jeff and Jill are perfect hosts, the atmosphere was warm and welcoming, the seats were full, and the sound was fantastic. A great intimate venue in a beautiful setting."
    Rob Lutes

  • "Thank you Jeff and Jill for such a wonderful show. SCH is a beautiful venue and the audience were warm and receptive but above all, I remember the kindness and hospitality of you and your family. I'll be back"
    Kieran Goss

  • "One of the best house-concerts we've ever played"
    Yvonne Lyon

  • "Really spot-on. Very welcoming, a lovely atmosphere, attention to the detail... don't change anything!"
    Reg Meuross

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Featured Items

  • We're VisitEngland's 'Best B&B in England' for 2017!

    We're VisitEngland's 'Best B&B in England' for 2017!

    We were delighted to be shortlisted again, amongst the top 3 finalists from around the whole country, when we went to the VisitEngland 'Awards for Excellence 2017' ceremony at the Waldorf Hotel last week.

    But then we were absolutely thrilled to be awarded the top spot - the Gold Award, making us VisitEngland's 'Best B&B in England 2017' -  as we were in 2014 too.  To win this prestigious and highly-prized accolade a second time is very special indeed.

  • Friday April 26 - Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

    Friday April 26 - Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

    Kathryn & Sean - 'Personae' tour 2019

    We are delighted to be bringing Kathryn & Sean back to the house as they promote their new album.

    Duos come and duos go... And some nurture and fine-tune their art and watch it grow into something totally original, captivating and award-winning. Bonded by an unseen alchemy, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have entwined their professional and personal relationship into an enviable class act of imaginative songwriting and musicianship.

    The Dartmoor-based husband and wife have twice won the coveted Best Duo title at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (2016 and 2013), consistently delivering assured, distinctive performances whether live or recorded.

  • Clare votes us her No 1!

    Clare votes us her No 1!

    We've been enjoying reading Clare Balding's new book recently. She stayed with us here at St Cuthbert's House a while ago, but we were really taken aback when folks began to call to tell us that she mentions her stay at St Cuthbert's House in the book! Here's what she says, on page 201:
    'St Cuthbert's House went instantly to the top of my 'best ever B&Bs' list. I would describe it as a luxury small hotel with a family feel, but that might not fit on the signs.' Aw, thanks Clare!

  • Want to see what's so special about Northumberland?

    Want to see what's so special about Northumberland?

    Some time ago, we began work with our local Tourism Association to produce a video showing some of the things which make this area so very special.  Now the video is complete, and we are deeply grateful to the remarkable young film-maker Cain Scrimgeour for working patiently with us across the seasons, to create something very, very beautiful. This is 7 minutes long, and we urge you to settle back and watch...

  • Peter & Kathy recommend St Cuthbert's House

    Peter & Kathy recommend St Cuthbert's House

    Peter & Kathy told us that they'd really enjoyed their first stay at SCH, and so we asked them to tell you why...

    Reassure yourself - watch their one-minute video..

  • Check out our Tripadvisor Reviews

    Check out our Tripadvisor Reviews

    Check out our Tripadvisor Reviews, to find out what other guests have said about their stay.  But please - always book direct via our Book Online page to avoid fees.

    We're pleased to be included as founder members of the Tripadvisor 'Hall of Fame' - where entry is only available to businesses which have won Tripadvisor's coveted 'Certificate of Excellence' for five consecutive years.

  • Our Price Guarantee

    Our Price Guarantee

    You will ALWAYS receive the best possible price by booking direct with us - either by calling us on 01665 720456 or by following the Book Now menu item!  Beware that some large agencies charge you more - and they also take a large slice of commission from small independents like us.  Show your support for small businesses by booking DIRECT!

  • The Good Hotel Guide - Cesar Award!

    The Good Hotel Guide - Cesar Award!

    We're in the Good Hotel Guide!

    We are delighted once again to be included in the 2018 edition of the Good Hotel Guide, and especially proud to receive a Cesar Award from this proudly independent and highly respected Hotel review organisation.  They describe the Cesar Awards thus:

    We give our Cesar Awards to the ten best hotels of the year. Named after Cesar Ritz, the most celebrated of hoteliers, these are the Oscars of hotel keeping.

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