Mercury Prize and Radio 2 Folk Award winner Seth Lakeman recently performed with the BBC Concert Orchestra at the D-Day Concert at The Royal Albert Hall in London where he sang King and Country, a song that was inspired by and written in the memory of his grandfather, also a musician, who was involved in the D-Day landings.
Earlier this year, Seth Lakeman performed at Truro Cathedral and he will be returning to Cornwall this month for a one-off gig at the Princess Pavilion in Falmouth.
His latest album Word Of Mouth was recorded last summer in a studio set-up in North Tamerton Church in East Cornwall, and it is a defining album for the musician’s storied career and for the landscape of British folk.
Seth was determined to unearth hidden histories and unsung everyday heroes to commemorate in song. So he set out to find stories from a selection of people in and around his native Devon and Cornwall. These came from many sources including a long serving railway worker (Last Rider), a dock working veteran of 40 odd years (Another Long Night), a travelling couple who have put down roots but still hankered for their old life on the road (The Wanderer), a man who carried a dark memory of WWII (Tiger) and those who annually honour the Tolpuddle Martyrs struggle for workers rights (Each Man).
As well as Ben Nicholls, Cormac Byrne, Lisbee Stainton and Sean Lakeman, guests on the album include Leon Hunt playing banjo on ‘Last Rider’, cellist India Bourne on ‘The Wanderer’, ‘Lau’ accordion player Martin Green on ‘Tiger’, and the backing vocals of Cornwall’s very own Winter Mountain.
Support for the night comes from local 18-year-old alt-folk singer/ songwriter Jessica McEvoy who will be accompanied by Fred Baylis on guitar.
When: Friday 22nd August, 2014 at 8pm
Where: Princess Pavilion, 41 Melvill Road, Falmouth, TR11 4AR
Tickets: £20 standing. Available from http://www.tempusleisure.org.uk/default.aspx?page=1076
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