Church Street


Sam Kelly & Jamie Francis *

This gig is for a seated audience.

Sam Kelly & Jamie Francis are the main writing team behind acclaimed folk band Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys, and have garnered a reputation as one of the most high-class and influential duos to come out of the UK folk scene in recent years. Both successful musicians in their own right - Sam plays guitar in Kate Rusby’s band and works as a record producer and Jamie is known as one of the UK’s foremost banjo players, publishing a book and multiple online lessons for the legendary US company Deering Banjos. Sam & Jamie signed a publishing deal with Wipe Out Music in 2016, and have a varied and successful writing portfolio with the company, having their music used on Sky Sports, Channel 4, Sky Arts, BBC Two, BA flights and more.

Expect to hear traditional folk music from the British Isles and USA - with barnstorming instrumental performances of Irish jigs and reels, tender folk ballads, as well as original material from both artists as they work on a brand new duo album due for release later this year. Broadcaster Mike Harding described Sam as ‘one of my favourite singers ever’ and legendary guitarist Martin Simpson described Jamie as ‘an annoyingly good banjo player!’. This show is not one to miss!

Support: Joe and Jolene
 This duo has been playing on the acoustic music scene, playing traditional and modern music for many years. Jolene has one of the most arresting voices on the British Folk scene and Joe is a multi-instrumentalist, having played with many bands, notably Hayseed Dixie.

Tickets £13 / £12 concessions.
Doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8pm.

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