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Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

Winner of Best Duo at the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

After 20 years on the British folk scene Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman are names that have become synonymous with quality. Their live shows are an eclectic and intimate experience, and their reputation has been solidified having been voted ‘Best Duo’ in the Spiral Earth Awards 2015 and the BBC Folk Awards in 2013.

As songwriters the duo’s songs cover subjects as diverse as Russian mermaids to lonely whales, political dissent to Scandinavian seductresses, all alongside traditional themes of love, lust and murder.

Both come with an enviable folk music pedigree. Yorkshire girl Kathryn is lauded as one of the finest singers of her generation, while guitarist Sean is the eldest of three musical brothers Sam (married to Irish singer Cara Dillon) and Seth Lakeman.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see two of the British folk scene’s most accomplished performers.


Wednesday 18th May 2016 -

Ropetackle Cafe Suppers Shoreham

We're serving delicious food before this event from 6pm! Mains cost £7, desserts £3, or the two-course meal for £9.50. Advance booking necessary, to do so simply email lesleyskitchenltd@gmail.com. Click on the icon to see what's on the menu.

Main: Beef moussaka and Greek salad / Stuffed mushrooms served with bulgur wheat and salad (v)

Dessert: Berry cheesecake

  •   Just returned from our first visit to this place to see a band. The refreshment prices were good for a venue, half the price of places like the o2 or... read more

    Marc H
  •   Recently moved to Shoreham, and it’s lovely to have an arts centre. There are lots of activities and the cafe provides a friendly central hub. We have attended several... read more

  •   We have been to the panto at the Ropetackle several times and this year it was as good, if not better than ever. It had all the ingredients we... read more

  •   This venue is great for a night out. They have an assortment of entertainment, we mainly see bands or tribute bands. The one in July was Eagles tribute and the... read more

  •   Another great Sunday Jazz , just love the place, great place To go Sunday jazz is just a delight once a month

  •   Attracts great diverse acts from nostalgic 1970s acts to new local talent as well as great comedy. Bar and informal restaurant there as well with good ale and appetising home... read more

  •   Have been to several shows at Ropetackle Arts Centre. Plenty of variety for all tastes. It is great that you can sit in the comfort of a table and chair... read more

  •   A great local venue, always something on that appeals to all people. Lovely to have a local arts venue and not to have to go to Brighton

    chris b
  •   Recently saw the South Coast Soul Review at Ropetackle and enjoyed a really good live band. Always a nice atmosphere and you can enjoy a drink inside the performance... read more

    Josie C
  •   Fabulous friendly award winning venue run almost entirely by volunteers. Films.,bands, recitals talks you name it you can experience it here. Lovely cafe and bar and fab staff.