Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys in Cambridge

Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys

Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys - Credit: Archant

Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys will be at the Cambridge Junction on March 5.

Sam is a BBC Radio 2 folk award winning singer, song-writer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. As a young child he spent many a night enraptured, listening to his Irish grandfather tell folk tales, sing folk songs, and play folk tunes on his melodeon. Having caught the bug, Sam has dedicated his life to rediscovering and renewing the sounds of his gaelic heritage, and creating exciting new music that transcends the boundaries of traditional and popular music.

For his debut album, The Lost Boys, Sam enlisted the talents of Ciaran Algar (fiddle) and Graham Coe (cello) to help his songs reach their full potential. It seemed to work as the following year Sam was awarded the prestigious Horizon Award for emerging artists at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Now the guys are working on a brand new album, due for release in November 2017, with the added talents of Toby Shaer on flutes and whistles and Archie Moss on melodeon. With a mix of youthful exuberance and instrumental virtuosity, The Lost Boys breathe new life into traditional music, letting it rub shoulders with contemporary originals and even the occasional surprise rock cover, and have quickly become one of the most popular festival bands on the UK folk festival scene.

INFO: Tickets are £12.50 and available from the box office on 01223 511511 or on the junction’s website. Starts 8pm.