Seth Lakeman

A singer, songwriter, fiddler and multiple BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner, Seth Lakeman is one of the most renowned folk musicians in the UK. His 2005 album, Kitty Jay, was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize, whilst its gold-selling follow-up, Freedom Fields, spawned the hit singles Lady of the Sea and The White Hare.

Seth has appeared on just about every major festival bill across the UK, and has toured extensively throughout Europe – and as far afield as Libya, Australia and Texas. In 2013 he also played a number of UK dates as part of The Full English project, who won Best Album and Best Group at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2014.

For his most recent recording, Word of Mouth, Seth unearthed hidden histories and unsung everyday heroes from his native Devon and Cornwall, to commemorate in song. Recorded in a church in East Cornwall, and featuring the stories of the real people who inspired it, the album gives depth, drama and wings to songs where working lives, majestic landscapes, the tragedy of war, the price of revolution and more are brought to life.

Although renowned for fronting his own band, Seth will be appearing solo over the Orkney Folk Festival weekend, providing a rare treat for lovers of folk song.

**** Q Magazine
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