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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
01/03/18 Didcot, Oxon. Cornerstone Arts United Kingdom
Address: 25 Station Rd, Didcot, Oxon.. Venue phone: 1235515144. Buy Tickets
02/03/18 Spalding South Holland Centre United Kingdom
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03/03/18 Derby Derby Live United Kingdom
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04/03/18 London The Slaughtered Lamb United Kingdom
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05/03/18 Cambridge The Junction United Kingdom
Address: Clifton Way. Venue phone: 01223 578000. Buy Tickets
06/03/18 Bristol Wardrobe Theatre United Kingdom
07/03/18 Truro Old Bakery Studios United Kingdom
08/03/18 Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room United Kingdom
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09/03/18 Morecambe The Platform United Kingdom
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10/03/18 Southport, Merseyside Atkinson Arts Centre United Kingdom
Address: Cambridge Hall, Lord Street. Venue phone: 0151 928 1919. Buy Tickets
11/03/18 Exeter Exeter Phoenix United Kingdom
Address: Bradninch Place, Gandy Street , Exeter. Venue phone: 01392 667080.
12/03/18 Hereford, Herefordshire. Courtyard Theatre – Hereford United Kingdom
Address: Edgar St,. Venue phone: 1432340555. Buy Tickets
22/04/18 Isle of Man Isle of Man Cyclefest United Kingdom
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25/05/18 - 27/05/18 Cornwall Bude and Stratton Folk Festival United Kingdom
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30/06/18 Yorkshire Grassington Festival United Kingdom
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06/07/18 Priddy Priddy Folk Festival United Kingdom
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13/07/18 - 14/07/18 Ely Ely Folk Festival United Kingdom
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15/07/18 Hertfordshire Folk By The Oak United Kingdom
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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.

Watch: Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys – The Making of Pretty Peggy

  • August 14, 2017

Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys - Pretty PeggySam Kelly & The Lost Boys have today released a new video documenting the making of their upcoming album Pretty Peggy. It’s a fascinating behind the scenes look at the work that goes into making an album and also shows the fun the boys obviously had whilst recording.

Trawling old songs and tunes for this innovative melting pot album, Kelly has found some gems to refashion kicking off with the rousing whaling shanty Greenland Whale which is matched at the other end of the 12-track album by a driving, full-blooded take on the trad English song The Keeper.

Pretty Peggy is released on the 6th October and available to pre-order now from Propermusic.com (where you can get a signed copy), Amazon, iTunes and all good record shops.

New Release: Blue Rose Code – The Water of Leith

  • July 27, 2017

Blue Rose Code - The Water of LeithBlue Rose Code, aka acclaimed singer-songwriter Ross Wilson, releases The Water Of Leith, his first album for Navigator Records on October 27.

A nomad both geographically and musically, Ross writes from the heart eschewing any specific genre and the twelve new songs on The Water Of Leith, addressing themes of love, loss, travel, home, accepting the past and embracing the future, are painted with colours of folk, jazz, soul and pop; an eclecticism that has become a hallmark of Blue Rose Code and has seen him compared to John Martyn, Van Morrison and Tom Waits.

Underlining the sense of movement and place in Ross’s work and The Water Of Leith is rooted in his return to his Scottish homeland. There, he reconnected with the stellar musicians who were to become an integral part of the new album’s sound: multi award-winning singer Julie Fowlis, celebrated Gaelic singer Kathleen MacInnes, BBC Folk Award Winner, Ross Ainslie, 2017’s Scottish Jazz Awards’ instrumentalist of the year Konrad Wiszniewski, leading violinist Seonaid Aitken and three of Scotland’s finest jazz musicians; John Lowrie, Colin Steele and James Lindsay, to name just some of the contributors. Grammy-winning American singer-songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman features on the opening track. Ross co-produced the album with Angus Lyon.

The Water of Leith  is available now.
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