’On Reflection' celebrates 25 years of Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman making music together. For their Silver Anniversary the couple decided to re-visit a selection of songs from their career to date. Recording at their studio on Dartmoor they re-interpreted numbers from their early days in folk supergroup 'Equation' as well as their time as a duo evolving from respected interpreters of traditional material to the praised songwriters they have become today. With a nod to their past but with eyes firmly set on the future ‘On Reflection’ balances perfectly where this much loved duo have come from and where they choose to set their musical course together. - Track Listing - 1 - MOTHER AND CHILD Originally recorded for ‘The Lucky Few’ by Equation - 1999 2 - LOVELY NANCY Originally recorded for ‘1’ - 2001 3 - CRY WOLF Originally recorded for ‘First Name Terms’ by Equation -2002 4 - WILLOW TREE Originally recorded for ‘2’ - 2003 5 - SAILOR BOY Originally recorded for ‘The Dark Ages’ by Equation - 2001 6 - GOLDEN BIRD Originally recorded for ‘Return To Me’ by Equation - 1996 7 - OXFORD N.Y. Originally recorded for ‘Hidden People’ - 2012 8 - 52 HERTZ Originally recorded for ‘Tomorrow Will Follow Today’ - 2015 9 - THE COWS OF MYSTERY 10 - GRYLA
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Our fifth studio Album 'Personae' is an eclectic emotional see-saw of a journey, melding traditional ballads with our own self-penned material.
"An album by turns curious, thought-provoking, moving and magical – a complete cornucopia astutely delivered by one of the most intriguing, uninhibited and popular duos on the British folk scene."
Highlights include a much requested version of Sandy Denny's song 'Solo', a rollicking Child Ballad 'The Knights Ghost' featuring Sam Kelly of 'The Lost Boys' Fame on guest vocals, and Lakeman sibling Seth guesting on the country tinged 'Old,Old,Old'.
another excellent album from a duo right at the top of their game' * * * * - Rock n Reel
‘Their best yet.’ - Living Tradition
" 'Personae' absolutely bubbles with energy-their best work to date " - Folking.com
1 - THE KNIGHTS GHOST
2 - INDEPENDENCE
3 - TRIBUTE OF HANDS
4 - SOLO
5 - THE POISON CLUB
6 - SEASONS
7 - THE STREET OF THE CATS WHO DANCE
8 - BONEY'S DEFEAT
9 - OLD, OLD, OLD
10 - GODDESS MADE FLESH
ISCD16 - PRODUCED + RECORDED BY SEAN LAKEMAN AT ‘ROUND THE BEND RECORDING’. MASTERED BY ANDY MILES AT STARDELTA MASTERING - C+P 2018 Scream Music UK
THIS 8 TRACK E.P. IS A COLLECTION OF NEW AND OLD K+S SONGS WITH SOME FAVOURITE COVER VERSIONS THROWN IN THE MIX.
1 – Evening Star – Roberts/Lakeman/Barker
2 – Matamoros Banks – Bruce Springsteen
3 – For My Next Trick (I’ll Need A Volunteer) – Warren Zevon
4 – Down,Down,Down – Maura Kennedy
5 – Darling Isabella – Roberts/Lakeman
6 – My Piano and I – Roberts/Lakeman
7 – Safe In Your Arms – Tim O’Brien
8 – Smile & Shine – Roberts/Lakeman
"Tomorrow Will Follow Today ” ‘A stunning record from start to finish. Achingly beautiful, inspiring and dramatic’ – CultureFly
After being voted “Best Duo” in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2013, and also nominated for “Best Original Song” for ‘The Ballad of Andy Jacobs‘, in ” Tomorrow Will Follow Today ” they add two rarely covered traditional songs to eight confidently written compositions to create this superb modern folk album.
Daily Mirror * * * * The Guardian * * * * The Telegraph * * * *
‘ Bright, clean and energetic’ – The Independent
ISCD14 - Produced + Recorded by Sean Lakeman at ‘Round The Bend Recording’. Mastered by Andy Miles at Super Audio Mastering
- Child Owlet
- 52 Hertz
- A Song To Live By
- Tomorrow Will Follow Today
- La Moneca ( Queen of the Island of Dolls )
- Down, Dog !
- The Banishing Book
- The Robber Bridegroom
- Soft The Morning Sun
“HIDDEN PEOPLE” is an apt title for this long-anticipated and highy praised album from husband-and-wife duo Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman.
A year in the making, this bold and superbly – crafted album includes eight self-penned songs, one traditional arrangement and a poignant cover version. With Kathryn’s sublime voice and effortless delivery, Sean’s masterly arrangements and the sonic quality of the production on the CD ‘Hidden People’ became one of the biggest British folk albums of 2012.
Q Magazine **** ‘Classy return for Devon based husband and wife duo‘.
The Guardian **** ‘ Thoughtful ballads to stomping acoustic rock, an impressive and entertaining set‘.
The Independent on Sunday, ‘English Folk’s Buckingham-Nicks‘.
Produced + Recorded by Sean Lakeman at ‘Round The Bend Recording’.
Mixed by Richard Evans at The Labour Exchange.
Mastered By Shawn Joseph at Optimum Mastering.
Guests include : Mark Chadwick, Cara Dillon, Seth Lakeman, Jim Moray, Dave Burland, Stu Hannah, Caroline Herring, Greta Bondesson.
- Oxford, N.Y
- Money Or Jewels
- Hang The Rowan
- The Ballad Of Andy Jacobs
- The White Hind
- Lusty Smith
- The Wisdom Of Standing Still
- Standing At My Window
- Jackie’s Song
Continuing their enthusiasm for traditional song, ” 2 “, demonstrates a range of interpretation on both well-known and more obscure folk-songs along with several unusual covers.
Recorded: By Sean Lakeman at the Piano Kitchen, Devon. 2003.
Mastered by Mark Ellis at Propogation House.
Credits: Kathryn Roberts : Vocals / Piano / Flute / Clarinet Sean Lakeman : Guitars All songs Trad. Arr. Roberts/Lakeman except tracks 3 – 7 – 8.
. BBC Music, ” ‘2’ is a meaty, eclectic set boding well for 3 … and 4 and 5 and 6 … “
. 1. Rosie Ann 2. Sir Arthur 3. Lifetime Of Tears 4. The Buxom Lass 5. Willow Tree 6. The Red Barn 7. 20 Million Things 8. Rule and Bant 9. The Whitby Maid 10. Rosie Anderson
Sean and Kathryn’s first duo album aptly named ” 1 “. With a range of songs firmly rooted in the traditional but under many different influences from their own range of musical experience.
Recorded: By Sean Lakeman at the Piano Kitchen, Devon. 2001.
Mastered by Mark Ellis at Propogation House.
Credits: Kathryn Roberts : Vocals / Piano / Flute / Clarinet / Sax
Sean Lakeman : Guitars.
- Granite Mill
- Joe Peel
- Lord Gregory *
- Once I had a sweethear
- Georgia Lee
- The Lambs on the Green Hills
- The Drowned Lovers
- Lovely Nancy *
The Maid with the Bonny Brown Hair
– tracks taken from “The Dark Ages EP” by Equation. Kathryn Roberts, Sean Lakeman, Darren Edwards, Iain Goodall, James Crocker and Seth Lakeman appear on this collection. Made in Devon October 2001