FolkEast present Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys


15:45-16:45 Sunlight Stage
Saturday 18 June
Presented by FolkEast

One of the most exciting bands to have entered the UK folk scene in the past twenty years, The Lost Boys is the brainchild of BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Sam Kelly. The Lost Boys band has gained a reputation as one of the best live acts in the UK and they have packed out festival tents and venues the world over since they started in 2016.

With the virtuosic talents of Jamie Francis (banjo), Graham Coe (cello), Toby Shaer (whistles/fiddle), Archie Moss (melodeon) and Evan Carson (drums), The Lost Boys have become known for their eclectic and innovative reworking of traditional songs and tunes from England, Scotland, Ireland and the USA, as well as stunning original music and the occasional surprise classic rock cover.

Described by Seth Lakeman as ‘one of the best bands on the scene’ and by broadcaster Mark Radcliffe as ‘amazing, thrilling music’, expect to hear uplifting melodies, soaring harmonies and high-octane instrumental performances of the highest calibre – all lead by Sam’s stunning vocals and tempered with a dash of cheeky humour. After the critically acclaimed album ‘Pretty Peggy’ saw them nominated for best group at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2018, The Lost Boys  have recently released The Wishing Tree; a hotly anticipated new album of brand new material.


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Presented by FolkEast as a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the annual FolkEast festival, Sam Kelly and The Lost Boys provide a taste of what is to come this August at Glemham Hall.

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The 10th annual FolkEast Festival will take place across 19th, 20th and 21st August 2022 at Glemham Hall, Suffolk

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Performances on the Sunlight Stage are viewable from the beach, trackway and Jubilee parade. Please note this is public access and not a managed viewing area. Seating is not provided.

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