Date(s) - 15/02/2020
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Category(ies) Live Bands & Gigs
Sam Kelly Trio
Up and coming folk with The Sam Kelly Trio. Sam Kelly is a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning Cornwall-based singer, song-writer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist.
As a young child Sam spent many a night enraptured, listening to his Irish grandfather tell folk tales, sing folk songs, and play folk tunes on his melodeon. Having caught the bug, Sam has dedicated his life to rediscovering and renewing the sounds of his gaelic heritage, and creating exciting new music that transcends the boundaries of traditional and popular music.
His debut album, ‘The Lost Boys’ came out in November 2015 to a storm of rave reviews, cementing Sam’s place as one of the most rapidly rising stars on the UK folk scene, and enticing Radio 2 to invite the guys into the BBC studios as the featured live session guests on the Mark Radcliffe Show – an honour usually only bestowed upon much more established musicians. The album also landed Sam the Horizon Award for emerging artists at the 2016 Radio 2 Folk Awards. The album has also been championed by numerous legends of folk broadcasting, including Mike Harding – who played tracks from the album for four weeks in a row on his online radio podcast. In 2017, after a full summer of headline festival slots with his band, he released his second album, ‘Pretty Peggy’. This album proved a huge leap forward for Sam and the band, as they were nominated for Best Group at the 2018 Radio 2 Folk Awards, and Sam was invited to perform songs by Jez Lowe and Ray Hearne alongside an all-star cast of folk musicians including Kris Drever and John McCusker for a special commission called Ballads of the Great War, which was broadcast on Radio 2 on Remembrance Day 2018.
Venue: Threlkeld Village Hall, Station Rd, Threlkeld, Keswick CA12 4RY
Tickets: £15 (£7.50 under 18s) from the Village Hall Coffee Shop, village PO, on-line at www.threlkeldvillagehall.org. Bar and box office from 7:15pm. Box office phone: 07733 790308 (for enquiries and if you cannot buy in person or on-line).
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