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Seth Lakeman to release Ballads of the Broken Few in September

The new album features vocal harmony trio Wildwood Kin.

Seth Lakeman
Credit: Matt Austin

Seth Lakeman will release his eighth album Ballads of the Broken Few on 16th September 2016.

Featuring the harmony vocals of emerging young female trio Wildwood Kin, Ballads of the Broken Few is produced by Ethan Johns. It’s described as ‘n epic, soulful album of compelling songs that are stripped back to their very essence’.

The 11 tracks for Ballads of the Broken Few were recorded live with an organic, acoustic vibe in the Great Hall of a Jacobean Manor House. The album featured 7 original tracks and a cover of Anna Lee, the Laurelyn Dossett song from Levon Helm’s Grammy-winning Dirt Farmer.

Seth has re-worked several traditional broadsides, including The Stranger and The Willow Tree, and there is also his take on a 19th century moralistic song Pulling Hard Against the Stream.

Fans can see Seth on tour in November and December at the following dates:

November

Tue 08 – Manchester Rcnm
Wed 09 – Cheltenham Town Hall
Thu 10 – Bridport Electric Palace
Fri 11 – Portsmouth New Theatre Royal
Sat 12 – Yeovil Octagon
Sun 13 – Kings Lynn Corn Exchange
Wed 30 – Cambridge Corn Exchange

December

Thu 01 – Brighton St Georges Church
Fri 02 – Birmingham Town Hall
Sat 03 – Northampton Derngate
Sun 04 – Oxford Town Hall
Tue 06 – Liverpool Philharmonic
Wed 07 – Gateshead The Sage
Thu 08 – Chesterfield Winding Wheel
Fri 09 – Bristol Colston Hall
Sat 10 – Ashford St Mary’s Church
Sun 11 – Norwich Open
Tue 13 – London Union Chapel
Wed 14 – Guildford G Live
Thu 15 – Malvern Theatre
Fri 16 – Poole Lighthouse
Sat 17 – Exeter Cathedral
Sun 18 – Warwick Arts Centre

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