[S]am 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.
His debut album, ‘The Lost Boys’ came out in November 2015 to a storm of rave reviews, cementing Sam’s place as one of the most rapidly rising stars on the UK folk scene, and enticing Radio 2 to invite the guys into the BBC studios as the featured live session guests on the Mark Radcliffe Show – an honour usually only bestowed upon much more established musicians. The album also landed Sam the Horizon Award for emerging artists at the 2016 Radio 2 Folk Awards.
The album has also been championed by numerous legends of folk broadcasting, including Mike Harding – who played tracks from the album for four weeks in a row on his online radio podcast.
Sam has been touring the album with his full band – Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys, and they are due to release their first album as a band in summer 2017.
Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys will be playing at Threlkeld Village Hall, Saturday 1st April 2017, 8pm. Tickets £12 (£6 under 18s) from the Village Hall Coffee Shop, village PO, on-line at www.threlkeldvillagehall.org.
Bar and box office from 7:15pm. Box office phone: 07733 790308 (for enquiries and if you cannot buy in person or on-line). Advance booking recommended!