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