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Sam Kelly & Jamie Francis Spring Tour Dates

Apr 19, 2023

Sam Kelly and Jamie Francis are the main writing team behind acclaimed folk band Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys, and have garnered a reputation as one of the most high-class and influential duos to come out of the UK folk scene in recent years.

Both successful musicians in their own right – Sam plays guitar in Kate Rusby’s band and works as a record producer and Jamie is known as one of the UK’s foremost banjo players, publishing a book and multiple online lessons for the legendary US company Deering Banjos.

Broadcaster Mike Harding described Sam as ‘one of my favourite singers ever’ and legendary guitarist Martin Simpson described Jamie as ‘an annoyingly good banjo player!’. 

Having signed a publishing deal together with Wipe Out Music in 2016,  they have gone on to have a varied and successful writing portfolio with the company, having their music used on Sky Sports, Channel 4, Sky Arts, BBC Two, BA flights and more.

They have managed to find time to tour as a duo again,  so be prepared to hear traditional folk music from the British Isles and USA – with barnstorming instrumental performances of Irish jigs and reels, tender folk ballads, as well as original material from both artists as they work on a brand new duo album due for release later this year.

So make sure you clear your diary, this duo’s performance is not one to miss!

Tour Dates as follows:

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