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Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys nominated for Best Group at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2018

  • February 9, 2018

Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys
A massive congratulations to Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys who were announced as nominees for Best Group at this years BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

The boys released their latest album, Pretty Peggy, back in October last year to rave reviews and was described by Folk Radio as having “infectious rhythms, soul stirring vocal arrangements, masterful instrumentation and invention – it is easily one of the best albums to come from the ever growing world of youthful folk music”.

The Folk Awards take place in Belfast on April 4th, you can find out more details and how to book tickets on the BBC website here.

Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys - Pretty Peggy
Pretty Peggy is available now from Propermusic, Amazon, Spotify, iTunes and all good music retailers.

Watch: Blue Rose Code – Ebb & Flow

  • January 20, 2018

Check out the new video from Blue Rose Code for the latest single ‘Ebb & Flow’. In describing the track Ross said “Above the entrance to the Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art there is a neon sign that exclaims “Everything Is Going To Be Alright!”. The problem that I have with that is I wasted so long waiting for everything to be alright, waiting for something to happen but now, the truth as I see it is that everything is alright. A subtle but powerful difference. There is nothing wrong with right now, that’s what the song is about.”

Blue Rose Code - The Water of Leith
Ebb & Flow is taken fro the new album The Water of Leith which is available now from Propermusic.com, Amazon, Spotify, iTunes, HMV and all good record shops.

Watch: Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys – When The Reivers Calls

  • January 18, 2018

Ahead of their UK tour this March, Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys have released a new video for the song ‘When The Reivers Call’ from their latest album Pretty Peggy.

The boys will also be performing at many festivals in the coming months, you can find all of the confirmed dates below with more to be announced soon.

Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys - Pretty Peggy
Pretty Peggy is available now from Propermusic, Amazon, Spotify, iTunes and all good music retailers.

Upcoming tour dates

Date City Venue Country
11/08/18 Cropredy, Nr. Banbury, Oxfordshire Cropredy Festival United Kingdom
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14/08/18 Broadstairs Broadstairs Folk Week United Kingdom
Address: Peirremont Hall, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 1JX. Buy Tickets
17/08/18 Swanage Purbeck Folk Festival United Kingdom
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18/08/18 Devon Beautiful Days Festival United Kingdom
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27/08/18 Cornwall Cornwall Folk Festival United Kingdom
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07/10/18 Derby Derby Folk Festival United Kingdom
Address: Assembly Rooms, Market Place, DE1 3AH. Venue phone: 01332 255800. Buy Tickets

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Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys – Pretty Peggy reviewed

  • October 9, 2017

Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys - Pretty Peggy

Wow, the reception for Pretty Peggy, the new album from Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys has been exceptional with stunning reviews across the board. You can read some of the highlights below.

If you’ve not heard the new album yet, you can check out some the videos for Greenland Whale, Angeline the Baker and Chasing Shadows here. The album is available now on Propermusic.com, Amazon, Spotify, iTunes and you local record shop.

“If this album doesn’t pick up several Folk Award nominations there’s something seriously wrong – it’s as damn near perfect as you can get”Mike Harding

“Amazing, thrilling music”Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radios 2 & 6

“Folk hasn’t rocked this hard since Fairport’s heyday – this album thrillingly captures their live verve, muscle and electricity”Morning Star

“If there’s a better folk album released in 2017 I look forward to hearing it”Folk Monthly

“Eclectic, bold and intriguing – the darkly mystical Shining Ship teeters on Pink Floyd territory. Kelly’s a risk taker but a calculated one – he ticks so many boxes it’s hard to see how he couldn’t appeal to most people”Colin Irwin, fRoots

“Sam Kelly & the Lost Boys are hot property. It’s difficult to think I will hear a better album this year”Shire Folk Magazine

“There are some records that just make me very happy and this is one of them. There are fresh delights at every turn. Sam and his have made one of the albums of the year” ★★★★★ – RnR Magazine

“An excellent album. Dynamic, energetic folk rock – boldly modernised trad songs and originals”Songlines

“Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys have produced one of the folk albums of the year. They breathe new life and vigour into traditional songs and add their own to create a perfect mix of folk with a modern edge”Get Ready To Rock

“It’s clear from Pretty Peggy that Sam Kelly and his merry band seem set to challenge the paradigm that young music fans seeking to be cool would never be seen at the same gig as their parents. His is a talent set to shine brighter” ★★★★ – Spiral Earth

“He’s nurtured the band he always wanted and achieved goals he once considered unimaginable – and it feels like he’s only just getting started”Folking.com

“Sam Kelly has unquestionably blazed a trail in the folk field and you get the feeling Pretty Peggy is another seed sown on a significant pathway . The notion of the tricky second album gets blown out of the water”Louder Than War

“Proving that big party bands are no longer the exclusive domain of the Scottish and Irish music scenes , Pretty Peggy has infectious rhythms, soul stirring vocal arrangements, masterful instrumentation and invention – it is easily one of the best albums to come from the ever growing world of youthful folk music”Folk Radio.co.uk

“Kelly stakes a claim for a Best Album nomination in next year’s Radio 2 Folk Awards”Folking.com

Georgia Ruth Shortlisted for the Welsh Music Prize

  • September 20, 2017

Georgia Ruth - Fossil ScaleCongratulations to Georgia Ruth who has been shortlisted for this years Welsh Music Prize for her latest album Fossil Scale. Other nominees include The Gentle Good with Ruins, Kelly Lee Owens wth her self-titled debut, Gruff Rhys for Set Fire To The Stars. All of the nominees will be available on the Welsh Music Prize site from 8pm tonight.

Fossil Scale is available now, buy the album from Propermusic, Amazon, iTunes and all good record shops and stream now on Spotify.

The Welsh Music Prize was created in 2011 by Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens and music promoter John Rostron. The prize was originally launched to coincide with Sŵn festival – one of the UKs best independent music festivals – sharing the same values to celebrate the finest music made in Wales or by Welsh people around the world. Warmly received by the Welsh and international music industry, its now grown into its own, taking place each Autumn in Cardiff.

With a commitment to diversity and fine production, Welsh Music Prize will continue to champion the best new music from Wales.