Voted – ‘Best Duo’ – in the Spiral Earth Awards 2015
‘TOMORROW WILL FOLLOW TODAY’.
THE NEW ALBUM – OUT NOW
“Entertaining and original – The comeback continues” – The Guardian – * * * *
“Folk music for the modern age“– The Telegraph – * * * *
“English folk at it’s best”- The Sun – * * * *
With their boldest musical statement to date Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman add two rarely covered traditional songs to eight confidently written compositions to create their superb new album.
‘From a brilliant arrangement of trad ballad “Child Owlett” to the angry title track, Tomorrow Will Follow Today is invested with inventive arrangements and urgency.’ MOJO
‘A potent mix of trad ballads and their own compositions, from the brooding protest of the title track (like Dylan’s “Masters Of War”) to Roberts’ lovely piano ballad “A Song To Live By” – with a charm reminiscent of the McGarrigles’ UNCUT
‘A forceful emergence as songwriters par excellence’. fRoots
Please enjoy these videos for songs from our new album.
‘A Song To Live By’
‘La Moneca’ – (Queen Of The Island Of Dolls).
“HIDDEN PEOPLE” – was an apt title for the long-anticipated and much praised third album from husband-and-wife duo Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman. They have been lynchpins of the UK’s burgeoning folk-acoustic revival over the last two decades – but a case, perhaps, of “always the bridesmaid and never the bride.”
At last, it’s their turn to burst out from the shadows to make a big noise in their own right. A year in the making, the bold and superbly – crafted album includes eight self-penned songs, one traditional arrangement and a poignant cover version. With Kathryn’s sublime voice and effortless delivery, Sean’s masterly arrangements and the sonic quality of production on the CD, it is easy to see why they were voted Best Duo at the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
The esteem in which they are held is reflected in the list of artists who queued up to make a contribution on Hidden People: Sean’s famous brother Seth Lakeman; the award-winning Irish singer Cara Dillon; Levellers’ main man Mark Chadwick; veteran folk legend Dave Burland, Brit folk pioneer Jim Moray, Megson’s Stu Hanna, American folk singer Caroline Herring and Greta Bondesson from Sweden’s sister trio Baskery.