Folk Festival - Sam Kelly & Jamie Francis

Extra Row, Saturday 7 Sep 2024, 19:00  - ends at 22:15

Venue: The Fisher Theatre, Broad Street, NR35 1EE

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.

This show is not one to miss!

"Sam Kelly, who I just love. What a beautiful singer. He has that really rare male voice, that soft-edged tone, you know those beautiful tenor voices of the 30's and 40' really draws you in. Sam's absolutely great, he's going to go places."

Kate Rusby (on the 'next big thing' in fRoots magazine)

"I think this guy is absolutely brilliant… His voice is beyond sublime. One of my favourite singers ever."

Mike Harding

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