Bonded by an easy charm and musical alchemy, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have grown together over two decades of performance, winning audiences’ hearts across the globe and the coveted Best Duo title at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (2016 and 2013).
Articulate raconteurs, skilled musicians and innovative composers, they share stories though traditional songs and original material which reels from the bitter to the sweet, the wry to the sad, the political to the passive. This Dartmoor-based duo have fine-tuned their art into something original, captivating and totally engaging.
“Skilled and wide-ranging… Entertaining and original.” – The Guardian
This event is part of Manchester Folk Festival – an urban folk festival. It takes place from 16-20 October 2019, in and around HOME and the city centre. Over the autumn weekend, they present an exhilarating range of events, with the spotlight on contemporary and traditional English folk music.