Award-Winning Folk Artist Performs On Tresco

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Award-winning folk singer and musician Seth Lakeman has completed a two-day performing residency at the New Inn on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Seth says the Tresco audiences were warm and their support was heartfelt.

He tried to offer something different each night. Seth says he was aware that the gig audience was slightly different, because some people are staying on the island all week and may have gone along on both evenings.

Seth brought his whole family over, including his 10-month-old twins. He says he’d love to repeat his performances on Tresco next year and explore the islands more.

It’s two years since the Devon-based artist last performed in Scilly.

Seth has a large following in folk music circles and across the west country. In 2005 he was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and in 2007 he won both the BBC Folk Singer of the Year and Best Album awards.

The New Inn was a much more intimate venue compared to the Royal Albert Hall where, last Friday, Seth shared a very personal tribute to the forces at the D-Day 70th anniversary commemoration concert.

He performed a song dedicated to his grandfather who took part in the invasion.

Seth Lakeman’s new album ‘Word Of Mouth’ was recorded in a church and was inspired by 100 interviews that he recorded over two years. The original chats are bundled with the music on a bonus disc, so fans can hear how the conversation inspired Seth’s music.

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