Folk in the Barn
Gig Diary

Fairport Convention @50 Spring Tour 2017 - with Support from Luke Jackson

Thursday 1st June 2017

St Mary's Arts Centre, Sandwich

Cara with support Emily Watts

Friday 23rd June 2017

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Joe Topping & Scott Poley

Sunday 16th July 2017

House Concert, Barham

TRADarrr - Rescheduled from October 2016

Saturday 29th July 2017

The Chapel, CCCU, Canterbury

Martin Simpson

Sunday 10th September 2017

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

GIG DIARY

Sam Kelly & Friends

Friday 24th March 2017

Gulbenkian, Canterbury


THIS EVENT FORMS PART OF CANTERBURY ARTS COUNCIL'S 50th. ANNIVERSARY SHOWCASE

www.canterburyartscouncil.org.uk

Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start 
Tickets
Full price £14
Students  £10
BOOK ONLINE HERE
EMAIL
PHONE 01227 769075

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.


Sam has been touring with some of the best young musicians on the scene.  His trio with (Jamie Francis on banjo and Evan Carson on percussion), and with his group The Lost Boys (Ciaran Algar, Toby Shaer,Graham Coe and Archie Moss)  Both ensembles have been taking festivals and venues by storm for the past four years, and have gained a reputation among peers and audiences alike for a very high class, dynamic live show.   His hard work and skills paid off as last year  Sam was awarded the prestigious Horizon Award for best emerging artist at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.


Sam and pals are also known for the wide variation in the music they perform. English, Irish, Scottish and American traditional songs rub shoulders with well-written and powerful originals by Sam and Jamie, in between the occasional surprise classic rock or pop cover (often cheekily introduced as a traditional song - watching the puzzlement followed by slow realisation on the faces of the audience really does give the guys a lot of pleasure).


Originally booked as the Sam Kelly Trio, a slight adjustment means Sam will be coming to Canterbury with Jamie Francis from his Trio and Ciaran Algar and Toby Shaer from the Lost Boys - giving us the very best of both worlds.  


"Sam has such a beautiful voice and sings with so much soul. I've seen him perform live a few times and he's amazing" Cara Dillon


"One of the most interesting voices on the folk scene...He has a fine and powerful voice but with subtle delicacy too...I think this guy is absolutely brilliant" Mike Harding


"Really fabulous stuff" Mark Radcliffe


"A captivating performer, Sam Kelly has one of the best young male voices in British acoustic roots music. Seriously...Check him out!" Sean Lakeman


"The Lost Boys is an outstanding debut album." Bright Young Folk


"This is the album that the folk world has been awaiting... The Lost Boys is going to be huge"  Folking.com

www.samkelly.org





- Date Added 25/02/2017