In 1966 Wizz Jones brought his friend Ralph McTell down to Cornwall busk and to play at the Folk Cottage. Nearly half a century later, now both legends in the folk/blues world, they finally got together to record their first album, appropriately called ‘About Time’, and gathering 5-star reviews in the press. This is a rare and truly unmissable chance to hear these two master performers together, back in Cornwall, singing and playing a wide range of tunes and songs. Book now!
Tickets £17.50 (no concessions)
Two of the UK’s acoustic/folk scene’s finest songwriters join forces for an evening filled with songs and music, chat and banter and intimate insights into their approach to their craft. Head to head, neck to neck (guitar necks that is!) listen in as they rekindle the spontaneity of their late-night living room song swaps.
A master of slide, finger-style, and percus- sive guitar, Bob’s exhilarating show spans the global and musical spectrum. His playing resonates with elements of blues, jazz, Gypsy swing, calypso, and even the most modern hip-hop and ska beats.
Tickets £9, £8 Children £4
Named Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Sam Carter has been stirring audiences from Camden to Canada, via an attention grabbing appearance on Later… with Jools Holland and a tremendous performance in a specially assembled band to back Richard Thompson at Shrewsbury Folk Festival. Described as ‘the finest English-style finger-picking guitarist of his generation’ by Jon Boden (Remnant Kings, ex- Bellowhead), Sam has toured the world, equally happy to perform intimate solo shows on acoustic guitar, on electric with a full band, or to collaborate with other artists.
Tickets £11Book Online
Twin daughters and a folk-rock whirlwind forced Kathryn Roberts (Vocals / Piano / Woodwind), and Sean Lakeman (Guitar), to sideline their popular duo performances in the mid noughties. Now the Dartmoor based couple have enjoyed a noteworthy return to the fray with their highly acclaimed album, ‘Hidden People’, bringing their own mix of traditional, self-penned songs and covers to the stage.
Two of the British folk scene’s most accomplished performers, Kathryn and Sean have graced stages the world over in a number of guises, however, the intimacy and strength of passion shown as a duo, combined with an eclectic repertoire ensures a rare treat.
With a story that includes music making with the likes of Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, Levellers, Kate Rusby and Show of Hands, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have established themselves as pillars of modern British folk.
On latest album “Hidden People” Kathryn says; “These are stories, first and foremost,” but she warns: “My home-life is so ‘roses round the cottage door’, that I tend to prefer music with an edginess, so some of the tracks on the album are quite dark and brooding, to say the least.” The messages and meanings behind these songs belong to the “hidden people”.
For further details and a taste of their music see their website kathrynrobertsandseanlakeman.com
Tickets £11, £10