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Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman - Album Launch and North West Tour Dates

After a successful festival season,  husband-and-wife duo Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman are undertaking a short UK tour to promote their album, the aptly titled Hidden People.

While this is a debut release the pair have been around folk and acoustic circles for the best part of two decades, working with other artists, but are now winning critical praise in their own right. 

Kathryn was formerly in a duo with Kate Rusby. They made the Folk Album of the Year in 1995, Kate Rusby & Kathryn Roberts, and Kathryn also won the first-ever BBC Young Folk Award as a solo singer. They teamed up with the three Lakeman brothers to form the folk -pop, Equation, which was signed to Warner Music's  Blanco Y Negro label, before Rusby and Seth left to begin successful solo careers.

Sean Lakeman’s musical pedigree is impressive. After emerging on the English folk scene as one of The Lakeman Brothers he studied jazz and contemporary music at Leeds College of Music. But he learned more by staying at the Yorkshire home of family friend and guitar maestro, Chris Newman, and touring the UK’s folk clubs with veteran folk fiddler Tom McConville.

Hidden people contains contributions from a number of illustrious artists including Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, Levellers lead singer Mark Chadwick, Dave Burland,  Jim Moray, Megson's Stu Hanna, Caroline Herring from the USA and Greta Bondesson from Sweden's sister trio Baskery.

North West dates from the tour are outlined below.  Further details and more information on Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman can be obtained from their website linked below.

Fri 9th November - Sheffield Cathedral
Sat 10th November  - Trades Club Hebden Bridge
Tue 27th November – National Centre for Early Music, York
Thu 29th November – Bury Met


Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

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