Folk rock duo celebrate two decades

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman
Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

Two icons of the modern British folk rock scene are heading to Rotherham for a show featuring their acclaimed collection of music spanning two decades.

Crowned the best duo at the prestigious BBC Folk Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in 2013 and again in 2016, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman boast a formidable reputation as songwriters and performers of the highest calibr.

Barnsley lass Kathryn burst on the scene initially partnering fellow local artist Kate Rusby, now another established folk and traditional music star, before going on to become the first female singer to win the BBC's Young Tradition award.

More success followed after Kathryn was invited to join legendary 1970s folk rock band Fotheringay - stepping into the shoes of the late, great Sandy Denny, who was also lead singer with Fairport Convention.

Sean remains one of the biggest names in contemporary music.

Brought up on Dartmoor in Devon, he learned to play the guitar at the age of six and developed a passion for music alongside his famous younger brother Seth, the folk singer and multi-instrumentalist.

His production credits include collaborations with major figures ranging from Imelda May and Billy Bragg to The Levellers and Show of Hands.

Sean has also worked alongside Seth on some of his biggest-selling albums.

Fresh from releasing their fifth album, Personae, Kathryn and Sean are appearing at Letwell Village Hall next Thursday, September 20. Doors open at 8pm.

Limited tickets for the show - priced at £12 - are available from Martyn Sharpe and Andy Swift on 07831 350157 or 01909 540694.