Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman ~ 13th Nov 2004

Frampton Village Hall

Last weekend saw the second charity folk concert held at Frampton Village Hall to raise funds for the Victim Support Lincolnshire charity. Earlier in the year Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby appeared in Frampton, a village near Boston.

The second concert featured on of Britain's top young folk duos, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman. They were supported by local duo Martin Browne and Elizabeth Padgett, and event organiser Mike Jones who opened with three songs including numbers by Al Stewart and Richard Thompson. Martin and Elizabeth treated the audience to a number of songs, both original and covers, including several from their recently released CD 'Crying At Rainbows'.

Kathryn and Sean's repertoire features versions of traditional numbers as well as covers of songs from both well known songwriters such as Lowell George and lesser known artists such as Pete Bond and American act Cordelia's Dad. As well as old favourites beautifully sung by Kathryn such as Tom Waits' song 'Georgia Lee', 'Joe Peel' and 'The Red Barn' the duo included a couple of new songs in their set which were very well received by the audience. With sensitive guitar accompaniment from Sean adding to Kathryn's delicate piano and flute playing, the duo's music has a wide appeal. Songs from their two CD's have received nationwide airplay on BBC Radio 2, on both Mike Harding's folk show and Bob Harris's Saturday night programmes.

Sadly the event wasn't very well supported by the areas music fans, but with the aid of profits from the bar, the raffle and ticket sales, some money was raised for the worthy charity which helps victims of crime in the county.