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Seth Lakeman to run though Freedom Fields

Posted: 27th July 2021
15th anniversary tour-dates announced
Freedom Fields tour

Coming from a long-line of musical Lakemans, Devon's Seth Lakeman has perhaps enjoyed the most success out of all of them. A Mercury Music Prize nomination, a consistent run of hit albums and a formidable musician both on record and live has helped the fiddle-player carve a notch on folk music's bedpost for the best part of twenty years. Add in his stint in the sibling trio The Lakeman Brothers (with Sean and Sam Lakeman) and work with Cara Dillon and you're looking at nearly three decades of recordings.

That string of hit albums started in 2006 with Freedom Fields, named after a Plymouth park and initially released on indie imprint iScream before being re-packaged and re-promoted by Virgin's offshoot Relentless. The singles Lady of the Sea and The White Hare helped ensure the album's gold status and it became something of a mainstay in folk's folklore. Quite an achievement for a locally themed album to go national in a short space of time.

With such a vast catalogue to choose from, it's not surprising Lakeman is a regular on the tour circuit. However, for his next excursion, he'll be focusing on Freedom Fields in late 2021 when he'll take it on the road.

Fittingly, the opening night takes place in Plymouth, then nearby Exeter before meandering across the country to Buxton until mid-November.

Tickets go on sale now

Paul Pledger
St Andrew's Church
Plymouth
Exeter Cathedral
Exeter
Lyric Theatre
Carmarthen
De La Warr Pavilion
Sussex
Westland Leisure Complex
Yeovil
City Varieties Music Hall
Leeds
St John the Evangelist SJE Arts
Oxford
Birmingham Town Hall
Birmingham
Newark Palace Theatre
Newark
The Corn Exchange
Cambridge
Palace Theatre
Southend
The Stables - Wavendon
Milton Keynes
Union Chapel
Islington
The Stoller Hall
Manchester
Wedgewood Rooms/ Edge of the Wedge
Southsea
Westgate Hall
Canterbury
Pioneer
St. Albans
The Venue
Derby
The Crescent Community Centre
York