Sam Kelly & Jamie Francis – Friday 20th September 2024

We can’t wait to welcome the incredible Sam Kelly and Jamie Francis back onto the Froize stage this September.

Having already recorded and produced over 10 acclaimed records, had multiple live sessions and airplay on BBC Radio 2 and 3, and his music regularly featured on Sky Arts and Sky Sports, it’s hard to believe that young folk singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Sam Kelly has only been performing live for a few years.

As a child, Sam spent many a night enraptured, listening to his Irish grandfather tell folk tales, sing songs, and play tunes on his melodeon. This awe and passion for Celtic music, coupled with a love for the heavy riffs of classic rock and blues, and a voice described by Mike Harding as ‘one of my favourite voices ever’ has led Sam on to produce some of the most exciting music on the British folk scene in recent years.

With folk luminaries such as Kate Rusby, Seth Lakeman, and Cara Dillon waxing lyrical about Sam’s live set, it seemed fitting when he was awarded the prestigious Horizon Award for emerging artists at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016 at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Jamie Francis is a Bristol based banjo player, guitarist and songwriter. He started gigging at the age of 12, and grew up surrounded by both the blues music popular in his home town of Maryport, and the Irish folk music played by his father. His playing and songwriting styles reflect these varied influences.

Jamie Francis attended the Brighton Institute of Modern Music where he received a 1st Class BA Hons in Music Performance. At University he met his long time musical collaborator Sam Kelly, whose band Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys has won a BBC Folk Award and seen Jamie play all over the world. As well as the international gigging, Jamie has played live sessions on BBC Radio 2 and 3, played in Seth Lakeman’s band and supported numerous folk legends such as Cara Dillon and Sean Lakeman & Kathryn Roberts.

From the duo show, expect to hear haunting harmonies, soaring tunes and melodies, charming anecdotes and instrumental performances of the highest calibre, all led by Sam’s unmistakable vocals. This is not a show to be missed.

This event will be taking place in a beautiful sailcloth tent in the garden. Be sure to come prepared with warm layers.

Doors will be open from 6.30pm. An optional two course supper is available from 6.30pm with desserts served during the interval – please book your supper at the same time as buying your ticket for the performance (vegan, vegetarian, GF, DF and carnivorous diets catered for).

Music from 7.30pm

Please note: All tickets include a 5% booking fee.

Click to see a typical Folk at the Froize Menu

Two courses - Main course served from 6.30pm. Puddings served during the interval.

MAINS

  • The ‘Suffolk’ Beef Burger
  • Mushroom Stroganoff
  • Aubergine, Spinach and Sweet Potato Curry
  • Katsu Chicken Curry!
  • Slow cooked Beef with bacon, mushrooms, and Guinness 

All served with basmati rice apart from the burger, which is served with chips and all the trimmings.

PUDDINGS 

  • Our very tipsy! Sherry Trifle
  • Panna Cotta with Raspberries
  • Sticky-Toffee Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce
  • Sunken Chocolate Pudding with Chocolate Sauce
  • Mango sorbet

We try and cater for a variety of dietary requirements by offering a choice to include vegan, vegetarian, coeliac and lactose intolerant types – Oh! and carnivores too!

All our food is served on & with re-cyclable or compostable plates/cutlery.

£18.90£34.65