Sam Kelly and The Lost Boys

Date:Mon 05 Mar
Time:Doors 7.30pm
Venue:J2 (standing)
Price:£12.50 adv

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.

For his debut album, The Lost Boys, Sam enlisted the talents of Ciaran Algar (fiddle) and Graham Coe (cello) to help his songs reach their full potential. It seemed to work as the following year Sam was awarded the prestigious Horizon Award for emerging artists at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Now the guys are working on a brand new album, due for release in November 2017, with the added talents of Toby Shaer on flutes and whistles and Archie Moss on melodeon. With a mix of youthful exuberance and instrumental virtuosity, The Lost Boys breathe new life into traditional music, letting it rub shoulders with contemporary originals and even the occasional surprise rock cover, and have quickly become one of the most popular festival bands on the UK folk festival scene.

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Auditorium doors open: 7.30pm

Honey & the Bear : 8pm – 8.30pm

Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys: 9pm – 10.15pm (approx.)

Please note: The auditorium doors were originally due to open at 7pm. We apologise for this alteration to the advertised time.

Please note this is a standing event.

All prices shown include booking fees.

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Box Office & Bar open 1 hour before show start time


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