Duos come and duos go and some nurture and fine tune their art and watch it grow into something totally original, captivating and award-winning. Bonded by an unseen alchemy, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have entwined their professional and personal relationship into an enviable class act of imaginative songwriting and musicianship.
The Dartmoor-based husband and wife have twice won the coveted Best Duo title at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (2013 & 2016), consistently delivering assured, distinctive performances whether live or recorded. Over two decades they have never been trapped in a groove – always bold and innovative, mixing traditional song arrangements with their self-penned material. The couple’s intimacy and passion on stage have won them many fans and an enviable reputation as "Songwriters par excellence" Froots.
With a story that includes over 20 years of music making with the likes of Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, Levellers and Show of Hands, Kathryn and Sean have consolidated themselves as pillars of modern British folk.