The BBC Proms are delighted to announce that celebrated English folk singer Seth Lakeman will be joining Public Service Broadcasting for their Prom, taking place at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 30th August, as a special guest.
A multiple BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Seth Lakeman has been making his mark on the music scene since he was nominated for a Mercury Prize in 2005 for his album Kitty Jay. This year he is celebrating the 15th anniversary of his gold-selling Freedom Fields album and will be touring his stunning new album, Make Your Mark, throughout November.
On Tuesday 30th August, Lakeman will join cult band Public Service Broadcasting as they present the world premiere of BBC-commissioned piece, This New Noise. As part of this performance, Lakeman will perform a setting of a poem, ‘A Cello Sings in Daventry’.
In the centenary year of the BBC, This New Noise will be a joyously eclectic, album-length celebration of 100 years of BBC Radio, backed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Jules Buckley. The concert will also feature the voices of Michael Sheen, Reeta Chakrabarti and Petroc Trelawny.
Seth Lakeman says: ‘I’m really excited to guest on This New Noise for BBC Proms. I’ve always been such a huge fan of Public Service Broadcasting and I’m thrilled to be playing a part in such a fabulous collaboration.’
This concert will be live on BBC Radio 3 and recorded for future broadcast on BBC Four on Friday 2 September.
Further details can be found on the BBC Proms website here.