The best folk duo in the country are in town this month as our Spring programme continues in style!

KATHRYN ROBERTS & SEAN LAKEMAN have long established themselves as one of the UK folk scene’s most rewardingly enduring partnerships. Twice recent winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo – 2016 & 2013 – the couple’s intimacy and strength of passion on stage have won them many fans and an enviable reputation as “Songwriters par excellence” (fRoots),  whose greatly varied original songs cover such subjects as wicked mermaids, Norwegian legends, and a lonely whale.

Building upward from their last two highly praised albums 'Tomorrow Will Follow Today' & 'Hidden People', fans of folk and acoustic music can only wonder where this leading couple will choose to turn next.

With a story that includes over 20 years of music making with the likes of Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, Levellers, Kate Rusby and Show of Hands, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have consolidated themselves as pillars of modern British folk.

Vice-Chairman Alan Cole said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to have Kathryn and Sean at our folk club. They have been at the top of my list since we started and I was beginning to think that it would never happen! But we’ve got there in the end. They are such an amazing duo, and it will be a pleasure to see them perform in Downend.”

Opening the evening’s entertainment will be melodeon player OLLIE KING, whose new album 'Gambit' has just been released.

Tickets for the event, which takes place at CHRIST CHURCH DOWNEND on Friday 17 February 2017, are available from MELANIE'S KITCHEN or online HERE. We are anticipating a sell-out, so do book soon! There will be a full bar, stocking Severn Cider, soft drinks, wine, hot drinks, locally-brewed real ale from Hambrook-based brewery GREAT WESTERN BREWING CO. and, for the first time, chocolate goodies from NAUGHTY BROWNIE, the brainchild of Downend entrepreneur Laura Lovelock (who's dad just happens to be our fabulous sound engineer Richard!). You are encouraged to bring your own glass/mug/tankard/bucket as part of the our drive to be more ecologicaly aware.

There is a Facebook event where you can keep up with all the latest news about the evening HERE.