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Folk, Singer Songwriter
Navigator Records
October 6, 2017

Format: Compact Disc



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BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Nominee 2018: Best Group.

'Pretty Peggy' is the eagerly anticipated dynamic new album from BBC Radio 2 Folk Award-winning Cornwall-based singer/songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist, Sam Kelly, with full band in tow and special guest appearances from Cara Dillon, Geoff Lakeman, Damien O'Kane and Michael McGoldrick.

Sam's debut EP, 'Your Way Home' (2013), swiftly created a buzz of interest on the folk scene which he followed up with the widely acclaimed 'Spokes' EP in 2015. This cemented Sam's place further as one of the most exciting young prospects on the circuit - landing him a nomination in the Best Singer category at the prestigious 2015 Spiral Earth Awards and grabbing the attention of BBC Radio 2's Folk Show.

Touring as a trio with Jamie Francis (banjo) and Evan Carson (percussion), Sam has gained a reputation for an incredibly high class and dynamic live show and the guys are rapidly becoming firm favourites at venues and festivals in all over the country.

Not content to rest on his laurels, Sam enlisted the extraordinary talents of new band members Ciaran Algar (fiddle) and Graham Coe (cello) and went straight back into the studio to record his debut album. 'The Lost Boys' came out in 2015 to a storm of rave reviews, cementing Sam's place as folk's most rapidly rising stars and enticing Radio 2 to invite the guys into the BBC studios as the featured live session guests on the Mark Radcliffe Show - an honour usually only bestowed upon much more established musicians. The album also landed Sam the Horizon Award for emerging artists at the 2016 Radio 2 Folk Awards. The album has also been championed by numerous legends of folk broadcasting, including Mike Harding - who played tracks from the album for four weeks in a row on his online radio podcast.

'Pretty Peggy' was recorded, engineered, produced and mixed by Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys with Ross-Rothero Bourge and Gareth Young.

Press Quotes

"This is the album that the folk world has been awaiting... The Lost Boys is going to be huge."


"The Lost Boys is an outstanding debut album."

Bright Young Folk

"I think this guy is absolutely brilliant… His voice is beyond sublime."

Mike Harding

"Really fabulous stuff"

Mark Radcliffe

"Sam Kelly, who I just love. What a beautiful singer. He has that really rare male voice, that soft-edged tone, you know those beautiful tenor voices of the 30's and 40's...it really draws you in. Sam's absolutely great, he's going to go places."

Kate Rusby (On the 'Next Big Thing' in fRoots magazine)

"Sam has such a beautiful voice and sings with so much soul. I've seen him perform live a few times and he's amazing."

Cara Dillon

"A captivating performer, Sam Kelly has one of the best young male voices in British acoustic roots music. Seriously...Check him out!"

Sean Lakeman

"Pretty Peggy is easily one of the best albums to come from the ever-growing world of youthful folk music."

Folkradio.co.uk (Featured Album Of The Month)

"To Sam Kelly and The Lost Boys, the notion of the tricky second album, like most things before them, gets blown out of the water. You get the feel that Pretty Peggy is another seed sown for a significant pathway."

Louder Than War (9/10)


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Catalogue number NAVIGATOR102
Barcode 0805520621021
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 62g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 140mm x 10mm x 125mm