Interview: Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman [Trad Fest Special]

Interview: Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

Get to know the awesome Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman before they perform a special Temple Bar Trad Fest gig in St. Werburgh's Church on Thursday 29th Jan: 

1. Who are you?

We are Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman 

2. Where are you based?

We hail from the beautiful village of Horrabridge on Dartmoor in the South West of England. 

3. What achievements do you want me to know about?

We have been playing music together for 20 years. We toured the world with a band through the 90’s called ‘Equation’ and then produced 4 albums of modern British folk music.

We were voted Best Duo at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013

We managed to be married and work together harmoniously every day. THAT is an achievement !

4. What are you up to now?

We have just spent the day drinking coffee and rehearsing for a run of about 60 gigs in support of our forthcoming new album ’Tomorrow Will Follow Today’.

5. Name something unique about you or/and your product?

We are the only folk duo to sing about a deaf whale and a river dwelling evil Russian mermaid.

6. What is the best song ever written?

Well one of our daughters would say ‘Vincent’ by Don Maclean - It’s a question that changes with your mood of course, but go on, find a better song than ‘Vincent’.

7. What's the best album ever made?

Soooo much greatness out there, but it’s hard to get over the wonders of Paul Simon’s Gracelands. 

8. What are your future plans?

Well till June we are on the road pretty solidly then Sean is going to the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo whilst Kathryn will sit in a big hot bath with a brandy at hand.

9. Where can I spend money on you or your product?

Ideally go to our own website Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman  coz by purchasing from the people who make the music you are supporting their creativity in the most direct way. Other than that, simple, come to a show…

Buy tickets for Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman's intimate gig on Jan 29th in St. Werbough's Church as part of the 10th anniversary of the Temple Bar Trad Fest here: