AWARD-WINNING folk duo, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman, will be touring rural Dorset next month.

The pair who were crowned winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo in both 2013 and in 2016, are set to embark on a four-date tour through Artsreach, the counties arts charity, following a sell out tour in 2017.

Kerry Bartlett, Artsreach co-director, said: “Given the popularity of folk music in the region, and the national acclaim this duo have, it’s no surprise that they were in high demand for a return to our touring programme.”

Whether on stage or in the recording studio, Sean Lakeman is described as “a tour-de-force of modern folk music”. The eldest of the three Lakeman Brothers, Sean was recognised at an early age as one of the most promising guitarists around. Sean has famously orchestrated the sound of his younger brother ‘Seth’, and produced for some of the biggest names in British folk and folk-rock, including Levellers, Frank Turner, Billy Bragg, Imelda May, Bellowhead and Show of Hands.

Kathryn is described as a lauded singer, held in the highest regard by peers and music fans alike. An early duo career with Kate Rusby led to much critical acclaim and an award-winning album, along with Kathryn being the first singer to win the BBC’s Young Tradition award. Many years fronting folk-pop band Equation band saw Kathryn grace exotic stages all over the world.

Together Kathryn and Sean have four acclaimed albums and have just released their fifth album Personae. They will be performing at Studland on Saturday, January 14 at 7.30pm. To book, call 01929 450204. or see