Seth Lakeman has performed everywhere from Libya to Australia to Texas over the years, as well as featuring on just about every major festival bill across the UK. In addition, he’s toured extensively around Europe, during which time he’s also performed with others, including Tori Amos and Clannad. In 2013, amidst a hectic summer of festival appearances, recording a new album and the birth of his twins, he flew to New York to meet Izzy Young for a BBC Radio 4 special called The Folklorist.
West Country folk-singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Seth unearthed hidden histories and unsung everyday heroes to commemorate in song, from in and around his native Devon and Cornwall, for his latest album Word of Mouth, released in February 2014. Recorded in a church in East Cornwall and featuring the stories of the real people who inspired it, the added guest instrumentalists give depth, drama and wings to songs where working lives, majestic landscapes, the tragedy of war, the price of revolution and more are brought to life.
Seth’s previous albums include the Mercury Music Prize nominated ‘Kitty Jay’ (2005) and the gold-selling ‘Freedom Fields’ (2006) which featured the hit singles Lady of the Sea and The White Hare. The first single from Seth's Word of Mouth album, Portrait Of My Wife, also features on ‘The Full English’ album which won Best Album at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2014.
Seth is supported tonight by local musician Allistair Mathieson.