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Manchester Folk Festival 2019: Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys

There is a reason that Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys have the longest CD queues, the wildest audience reactions, and one of the busiest festival calendars of any UK band: their high- octane performance, soaring harmonies and breathtaking instrumentals are infused with an infectious exuberance that leaves crowds everywhere calling for more.

The meteoric rise of Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys is quite astonishing. Since playing their first ever show as a band in May 2016, they have risen from fringe stages and beer gardens to barnstorming headline sets at festivals all over the UK and Europe.

Sam Kelly has gained a reputation as one of the finest singers to come out of the UK folk scene in recent years and has pulled together some of the best, most innovative musicians the UK has to offer to form a genre-defying line-up that seamlessly pulls together traditional folk ballads and tunes, heavy rock-tinged Americana and blues, beautiful original pieces, and the occasional surprise of a pop classic.

“Amazing, thrilling music” – Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 & Radio 4

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.