Top folk duo sign up for gig at Stony’s Song Loft

Pillars of modern British folk, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman, bring a rare treat to Faldingworth this Saturday SUS-140219-172152003
Pillars of modern British folk, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman, bring a rare treat to Faldingworth this Saturday SUS-140219-172152003

Described as two of the British folk scene’s most accomplished performers, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman will be performing in Stony Stratford in June.

The Song Loft, at the Cock Hotel, in High Street is due to host the Dartmoor-based couple on June 5.

Twin daughters and a folk-rock whirlwind forced Kathryn Roberts (vocals / piano / woodwind), and Sean Lakeman (guitar), to sideline their duo performances in the mid noughties.

But now they are back with their intimate and passionate performances, combined with an eclectic repertoire.

Tickets are on sale priced at £10 in advance or £12.50 on the door. You can purchase / reserve a your ticket by calling Jane on 01908566407, or Colin on 01908611074.

They are also on sale at Odells in Stony Stratford, or you can email songloft@gmail.com.

Before Kathryn and Seth bring their exciting act to Stony, regional act Floyd Hartwell Hines will be appearing at The Song Loft on Friday, May 9. £7 on the door.

Floyd Hartwell Hines comprise Nicky Floyd – voice and flute, Ian Hartwell – voice and double bass Bob Hines – voice and guitar.

The group met at the St

Neots Folk Club and have since played regularly around Beds and Cambs. They have

also performed at both Cambridge and St Neots Folk Festivals. They enjoy playing a

mixture of folk and jazz numbers together with songs written by both Bob and Ian.

Floyd Hartwell Hines have just finished recording their first album The Big Red One.

A review by Royston Folk Club said they have “great style and wonderful blend of voices, instruments and material some of their own and some covers of old and new but oh so made their own”

The Hunts Post said: “A lovely pool of acoustic calm came from St Neots Folk Club on Saturday afternoon in The

Club Tent. There were some great harmonies from Floyd, Hartwell and Hines from the

town on double bass, flute and guitar. Superb!”

Then there is a performers night on Friday, May 23, where people can turn up. £2 on the door.

Visit www.thesongloft.co.uk