It’s been a long-held ambition of the Ely Folk Festival committee to have Seth Lakeman perform at the festival, and we’re thrilled to host him this year. Celebrated folk singer-songwriter and virtuoso fiddler Seth has an innate knack for writing both foot-stomping, sing-along songs and more tender, thoughtful ballads. His playing is often breathtaking; his soaring vocals beguiling and haunting. Seth will be finishing off the Sunday night concert in Marquee 1.
Celebrated folk singer-songwriter and virtuoso fiddler Seth Lakeman could not have dug deeper into his Devon roots for his 6th album, “Tales from the Barrel House”. He even descended into a disused West Country copper mine to record one track! In his boldest musical statement yet, Seth has not only written all the songs, but played every musical contribution himself, as well as producing and mixing the album.
Challenging it may be, but this collection underlines Seth’s inate knack for writing both foot-stomping, sing-along songs and more tender, thoughtful ballads. His playing is often breathtaking and Seth’s trademark, soaring vocals are at the forefront of this album, as beguiling and haunting as ever.
Charismatic, full of passionate energy and giving voice to people from the past, “Tales from the Barrel House” will entrance and enthrall a growing army of present-day fans and, undoubtedly, will also be discovered by lovers of heartfelt music – discerning folk – of the future.