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Seth Lakeman

Go forth and listen to Seth Lakeman. He is awesome.

I heard about him on a Channel 4 show ages ago,* but was on my way out so didn't do a lot, but the name stuck in my head after I was transfixed by what I saw. Folk music will never be the same again.

It's still on my to do list to get some Seth Lakeman stuff, but YouTube is sufficing at the moment.

*by 'ages' I mean 18months to two years ago, if not more, I can't remember (funny how names stick in your head though). This post may seem 'a little late to the party' but it's more about getting other people hearing his stuff. He only really came into the public eye after someone heard his work and nominated him for the Mercury Music Prize (or whatever name you know it under yada yada). That catapulted him into the mainstream but there are still not enough people who know and or appreciate Seth Lakeman, hence this post.


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Mar. 3rd, 2009 10:47 pm (UTC)
Oh babe you are so late to the party there ;)

He's absolutely amazing isn't he? I love his songs because they are very much entwined with the myths, stories and atmosphere of where he grew up - which is handy because that's where I grew up as well. Whenever life is getting me down I stick on his albums and they always serve to recentre me. I 'discovered' him in one of my meanderings around HMV in my second year of Uni and he's been keeping me sane ever since.

I went to see him live in November , there are a few pics from it on my Flickr You absolutely have to check out 'Baskery' (they were his support act) as they are out of this world amazing too :) Enjoy discovering his music, you're about to embark on an awesome journey!
Mar. 3rd, 2009 10:55 pm (UTC)
I heard about him... about 18months to two years ago, but alas I've not done anything because I got caught up with work et al, but talking with one of my year 9s yesterday reminded me and made me realise that more people should know about him. That's the point of this entry. It's also to prod me into actually doing something about getting his music.

I gather that he was at the V festival the other year, but I don't know if it was the one near me or the other one.

Edited at 2009-03-03 10:59 pm (UTC)
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Mar. 4th, 2009 02:02 pm (UTC)
Compared to what most people think folk music is, it's true (and in the frame of mind of talking to my y9s, which was where I was at the time I thought about writing that, it was perfectly true). I know of Bellowhead and Jim Moray but that's it. I would love to know more though!

As I've tried to say with this, this entry isn't about me going 'OMG look I've only just stumbled across something I like', it's about getting other people knowing more about it: the people who have never even touched folk music etc (though god forbid any of my students find this journal!) I'm going to start doing more reviews of things just so that more people can know about great things, but, as with any good people, I'm always open for new things and new information!

Edit, that sounds kinda mean at times, sorry! You know me though, and what I'm like :)


Edited at 2009-03-04 02:03 pm (UTC)
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