Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys
For his debut album, The Lost Boys, Sam enlisted the talents of Ciaran Algar (fiddle) and Graham Coe (cello) to help his songs reach their full potential. It seemed to work as the following year Sam was awarded the prestigious Horizon Award for emerging artists at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. The guys released their first full length album, Pretty Peggy, on Navigator Records in November 2017, with the added talents of Toby Shaer on flutes and whistles and Archie Churchill-Moss on melodeon.
With a mix of youthful exuberance and instrumental virtuosity, The Lost Boys breathe new life into traditional music, letting it rub shoulders with contemporary originals and even the occasional surprise rock cover, and have quickly become one of the most popular festival bands on the UK folk festival scene.