Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have long established themselves as one of the UK folk scene's most rewardingly enduring partnerships.
Twice winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo - in 2016 & 2013 - the couple's intimacy and strength of passion on stage have won them many fans and an enviable reputation as 'songwriters par excellence' (FROOTS), whose greatly varied original songs cover such subjects as wicked mermaids, Norwegian legends and a lonely whale.
Building upward from their last two highly praised albums: Tomorrow will Follow Today and Hidden People, fans of folk and acoustic music can only wonder where this leading couple will choose to turn next.
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.
WINNERS – ‘BEST DUO’ – BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS 2016
WINNERS – ‘BEST DUO’ – SPIRAL EARTH AWARDS 2015
WINNERS – ‘BEST DUO’ – BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS 2013
We feel very lucky to have persuaded Kathryn and Sean to come to the Cafe on the Green for our midsummer gig. This will be Wednesday 27 June. We are taking reservations for this event already, although we haven't discussed a ticket price with them yet or even thought about a menu for the dinner. So please let us know if you fancy coming along to this one.
Below are a couple of videos on You Tube: firstly Child Owlet, performed at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
The second is 'Russalka'
ps: Hope you like the multicolour writing. Got the idea from Sean and Kathryn's website.