Seth Lakeman is one of the pioneers of the thriving British folk scene. Hailed as the "new folk hero" by The Times, Lakeman has won two BBC Folk Awards and was nominated for the 2005 Mercury Prize. His album “Poor Man's Heaven” (2008) made the U.K. top 10 and sold over 100,000 copies, which is a huge success for a folk album. The multi-instrumentalist has succeeded in placing traditional English folk music in the mainstream with his energetic shows and various chart hits, paving the way for bands like Mumford & Sons.
At the beginning of 2023 he will be on tour again with “A Pilgrim's Tale,” his current album, which is thematically dedicated to the adventurous stories of the "Mayflower" journey. Four hundred years after the Puritan pilgrim fathers set out from England on their sailing ship "Mayflower" to start a new life in America, Lakeman lets us experience this time. The artist—who lives in Dartmoor, with a view of Plymouth, from where the Mayflower set sail—immerses himself in the times, myths, the emigrants’ emotional worlds of fear and hope and takes the audience on a journey of a special kind. The different songs cast a spell over the listener, accompanying the pilgrims on their journey to a better and new world.
Tickets are CHF 20 in advance and CHF 25 at the door.