Our first Festival folk night kicks off with a great double bill of award winning young folk artists. Whether you enjoy the smooth tones & fiddle of Jackie Oates or the big sound of Sam Kelly and his band, it’ll be a night to remember!
Bank Holiday Monday 6th May 7.30pm Tickets £15 Festival Tent
Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys
BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards – Horizon Award Winner
Having already recorded and produced over 10 acclaimed records and had many live sessions on BBC Radio, it’s hard to believe that 24-year-old Sam Kelly has only been performing live for 4 years. With an intoxicating mix of youthful exuberance and instrumental virtuosity, Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys breathe new life into traditional music, letting it rub shoulders with contemporary originals and even the occasional surprise rock cover.
Jackie Oates is a name synonymous with the reinvigoration of English folk music, beguiling audiences with a delicate balance of tradition and reinvention. Her sweet voice and imaginatively plaintive fiddle style has won her several BBC Folk Awards during a 10-year recording career with six acclaimed solo albums.