Mercury Music Prize nominated Seth Lakeman will be returning to the Queen's Theatre in Barnstaple as part of the North Devon Festival on Thursday, May 28. The fastest rising star on the folk roots scene, Seth's 2006 album Freedom Fields has sold more than

Mercury Music Prize nominated Seth Lakeman will be returning to the Queen's Theatre in Barnstaple as part of the North Devon Festival on Thursday, May 28.The fastest rising star on the folk roots scene, Seth's 2006 album Freedom Fields has sold more than100,000 copies in the UK alone. It helped Seth build on his traditional cult following, finding a whole new audience for his rhythmic, captivating brand of indie/folk song writing. Seth was named Folk Singer of the Year and Freedom Fields won Album Of The Year at the prestigious Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2007. His most recent album Poor Man's Heaven charted at number eight in the UK on its release last summer. The album represented a progression for Seth's sound - while remaining firmly rooted in folk, it moved his music from a more acoustic based feel to a fuller, rockier sound, underpinned as ever by emotive lyrics and story telling. It also captured the rhythmic, raw energy seen in his live performances. In September, 2008 Seth stepped in to headline the North Devon Folk Festival after one of the acts had to pull out. His set went down a storm with the audience, and his next trip to North Devon is sure to be just as captivating.Tickets cost £18.50 and are selling quickly. For further information or to book, call the Box Office on (01271) 32 42 42 or visit www.northdevontheatres.org.uk