Update 30 Sep 2008: The BBC’s excellent half-hour coverage of Seth’s performance, plus interviews with both Seth and Sean, has now been posted on YouTube »

(Click to enlarge. Photos by karohemd » used with permission.)


“Sexy Seth Lakeman had the ladies (and some gents) at Cambridge Folk Festival swooning over him a short while ago when he performed on Stage 1. His fabulous fiddling, gorgeous voice and hunky bod(!) whipped the audience into a frenzy which continued throughout his set.

The main stage looked as though it may collapse as the audience jumped, danced and sung along with stunning Seth, who performed songs from his back catalogue (including everyone’s favourite, Kitty Jay) as well as stuff from his new albumn, Poor Man’s Heaven.

Oh, and did we mention that he’s gorgeous??”

Someone is certainly more than a little smitten.
‘Sexy Seth on the Fiddle’, Cambridge Folk Festival Blog, Sun 3 Aug

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BBC Coverage

Seth appeared on the BBC’s belated coverage of the Cambridge Folk Festival on Friday 29 August at 9.30pm (repeated 2.40am, Sat 30th). The half-hour programme, presented by Mark Radcliffe, featured lots of footage of the set plus interviews with both Seth and producer/guitarist brother Sean and is available on iPlayer » until Thu 4 September and in five parts on YouTube.

The BBC website has a video of the performance of Kitty Jay permanently available on Seth’s artist page, plus loads of photos. Go to BBC Cambridge Folk Festival 2008 > Seth Lakeman »

You can also listen to the performances of Hurlers and Solomon Browne » on Radcliffe/Harding, who refer to the latter as the “forthcoming single”. Seth’s bits start just after the 33min mark and are available on iPlayer until 11 Aug.

Perhaps the highlight of the highlights though is this impromptu performance of the Hurlers caught by a festival goer as Seth wandered amongst the crowd as it was being filmed for the BBC’s promised future coverage: