Benji Kirkpatrick talks to the folk music website Bright Young Folk about joining the Seth Lakeman band prior to the gig at London’s Union Chapel on 24 May 2009.

Benji will be a permanent new fifth member, joining Sean Lakeman (guitar), Ben Nicholls (double bass) and Simon Lea (percussion). It is unclear whether he will play all the forthcoming festival dates or not, as some clash with existing committments to his other bands, Faustus and Bellowhead.

This is the first of a two part interview. In the second part at he discusses his solo work and recent album Boomerang (amazon | itunes).