FOR nearly a quarter of a century, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have delighted folk fans with their charismatic stage presence and beautiful blend of contemporary, original and traditional folk music. They continue their autumn tour, with three Dorset dates – Friday 26th November at Sandford Orcas village hall, Saturday 27th at Studland and Blandford Corn Exchange on Sunday 28th, all starting at 7.30pm.
Roberts and Lakeman (a member of a prolific family of folk musicians) have a reputation stretching back nearly 25 years as one of the UK folk scene’s most enduring partnerships. They have twice won the Best Duo title at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Their music is always bold and innovative, mixing traditional song arrangements with self-penned material ranging from bitter to sweet, wry to sad, political to passionate.