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Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

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After 20 years on the British folk scene Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman are names that have become synonymous with quality. Their live shows are designed to be an eclectic and intimate experience, where the couple invite the audience into their lives with ease. Their reputation has been solidified of late with them being voted as ‘Best Duo’ in the Spiral Earth Awards 2015 just two years after they won the same accolade at the BBC Folk Awards in 2013.

Admired as songwriters, the duo’s songs cover subjects as diverse as Russian mermaids, lonely whales, political dissent and Scandinavian seductresses, alongside a variety of traditional songs of love, lust and murder.

Both come with an enviable folk music pedigree. Yorkshire girl Kathryn started her career in another celebrated duo with her friend Kate Rusby. She went on to tour the world fronting the folk pop band ‘Equation’ before returning to her roots and forming an acoustic duo with eldest Lakeman brother Sean. She has been lauded as one of the finest singers of her generation. In 2015 Kathryn was asked to join the iconic 70’s folk rock band ‘Fotheringay’ thus stepping into the shoes of the late great folk rock-icon Sandy Denny. She will tour with the band to promote their comprehensive Box Set released on Island Records.

Guitarist, Sean grew up on windswept Dartmoor with his two musical brothers Sam (married to Irish singer Cara Dillon) and Seth. As well as a constantly busy touring schedule Sean is also in high demand as a record producer, working with some of the top names in Folk and Roots music (Levellers, Billy Bragg, Frank Turner, Bellowhead)