Friday 2nd March
Over 60s, disabled, disabled companion
Please note: There is a £1.50 transaction fee for booking up to 9 tickets online
One of the most in-demand bands on the UK folk festival scene
Having already recorded and produced over 10 acclaimed records, had multiple live sessions and airplay on BBC Radio 2 and 3, and his music regularly featured on Sky Arts and Sky Sports, it’s hard to believe that 24-year-old Cornwall-based folk singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Sam Kelly has only been performing live for 4 years.
As a child, Sam spent many a night enraptured, listening to his Irish grandfather tell folk tales, sing songs, and play tunes on his melodeon. This awe and passion for Celtic music, coupled with a love for the heavy riffs of classic rock and blues, and a voice described by Mike Harding as ‘one of my favourite voices ever' has led Sam on to produce some of the most exciting music on the British folk scene in recent years.
With folk luminaries such as Kate Rusby, Seth Lakeman, and Cara Dillon waxing lyrical about Sam’s live set, it seemed fitting when he was awarded the prestigious Horizon Award for emerging artists at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016 at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
With an intoxicating mix of youthful exuberance and instrumental virtuosity, Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys breathe new life into traditional music. Expect to hear haunting harmonies, soaring tunes and melodies, charming anecdotes and instrumental performances of the highest calibre, all led by Sam’s unmistakable vocals. Joining Sam in the full band line are Ciaran Algar (fiddle, tenor guitar, bouzouki), Jamie Francis (banjo), Toby Shaer (flutes, pipes, whistles, fiddle, cittern), Graham Coe (cello), Archie Moss (melodeon) and Evan Carson (percussion). Together, they are Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys.
"Sam Kelly … I just love. What a beautiful singer. He has that really rare male voice, that soft-edged tone, you know those beautiful tenor voices of the '30s and '40s...it really draws you in. Sam's absolutely great, he's going to go places." Kate Rusby
“Really fabulous stuff” Mark Radcliffe
“A captivating performer, Sam Kelly has one of the best young male voices in British acoustic roots music. Seriously…Check him out!” Sean Lakeman
See this brilliant young in-demand 7 piece festival band SAM KELLY AND THE LOST BOYS on Friday 2 March - AND - double Grammy Award-winning guitar legend ALBERT LEE AND HIS ELECTRIC BAND on Saturday 3 March for just £30 all in! Deal only available from the Box Office 01775 764777. Sorry, the Albert Lee concert is now SOLD OUT but ticket holders can still take up the deal for Sam Kelly tickets, applied retrospectively, if the booking is in same name - please ask us at the Box Office.
Duration: 1 hr 50 mins