Saturday 17th October
Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman
Two of the British folk scenes most accomplished performers, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have graced stages the world over in a number of guises, however, the intimacy and strength of passion shown as a duo, combined with an eclectic repertoire ensures a rare treat for any listener.
Twin daughters and a folk-rock whirlwind forced Kathryn (Vocals / Piano / Woodwind), and Sean (Guitar), to sideline their popular duo performances in the mid noughties. After almost a decade, 2012 saw a spectacular return in conjunction with their critically acclaimed album ‘Hidden People’. Awards and much praise followed and the couple re-established themselves as one of the top British folk duos with regular plays on BBC Radio 2 and headline performances at major venues across the country.
Recent St Boswells Live! headliner Dan Walsh could not speak too highly of them, and was delighted they would be performing for us.
Supporting Kathryn & Sean are the Kirsty Law Duo, comprising vocalist Kirsty Law, and her musical partner Marit Fält (Låtmandola and cittern) who together perform both self-written and traditional Scots songs. Their recent local performance at the Rolling Hills Folk Club was a great success, and we are delighted they have decided to come along the Tweed to meet the St Boswells audience for what promises to be a remarkable evening.
Saturday 28th November
No doubt any tabloid would introduce Zűrös Banda as a Hungarian world music “supergroup”. However such boastfulness is far from the characteristics of the band – though, it is true that the members of Zűrös Banda are prominent figures of the Hungarian world music scene. Amongst the years of friendship, the main reason for founding the band was the mutual love for modern Balkan music.
Zűrös Banda plays a unique mix of various Eastern-European and Balkan styles. They carefully blend Romanian, Serbian, Gypsy, Macedonian and Hungarian music with elements of jazz and modern dance music styles and create a unique sound that is Zűrös Banda. St Boswells Live! is honoured to have helped make the band’s first European tour possible, and have secured a superb Saturday gig when the group will be at the peak of their musical journey.
Providing delightful support will be whistle and fiddle maestro Elisabeth Flett, who is reaching stratospheric levels with her traditional musical talent – one tune was enough for our promoter to book her on the spot!