Folk duo Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman to bring “career best” album to Newbury

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

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.

“One of the very best folk duos (of any era) ; This album is their career best”Newcastle Chronicle

Last year Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman presented ‘Personae’, 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’.

A critics delight, the album has garnered widespread praise with many calling it their finest record yet.

“These guys are something very special” – ACOUSTIC MAGAZINE

This spring sees Kathryn and Sean take to the road again, once more inviting audiences the length and breadth of the UK to step into their musical lives for an evening of top class folk and acoustic song and storytelling.

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman are bringing their Spring tour to Newbury’s Arlington Arts May 4.

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