Kathryn. Sean. Sorted.
The Dartmoor-based Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have won much praise since they released their first album back in 2003 including twice winning the coveted Best Duo title at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. But, if anything, they arguably had their best ever year in 2018 with the release of their brilliant ‘Personae’ album. Bold and inventive, mixing traditional song arrangements with self-penned material - which reels from the bitter to the sweet, the political to the passive - they took in not only folk but rock, country and blues. And the critics were unanimous with everyone from fFoots to Folk Radio to Folking.com (“absolute bubbles with energy – their best work”) all singing their praises. They are spellbinding live performers and another visit to the north-east is always worthy of cheer.
Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, Tuesday 30 April, The Hullabaloo, Borough Road, Darlington, 7.30pm, £15. kathrynrobertsandseanlakeman.com