Grayshott Folk Club introduces: SAM KELLY with JAMIE FRANCIS


22 Mar 2024


7:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Friday 22nd March 2024 @ 7.30pm


Sam and Jamie were originally booked to play for us in June 2023 but we were shocked to hear that Sam had unexpectedly been rushed into hospital just before their gig at Grayshott and we had to postpone their visit. Thankfully, with the right professional care and correct medication, Sam pulled through a very difficult time and was able to resume touring the country with Jamie soon afterwards.

Sam Kelly is a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award-winning singer, song writer, producer and multi-instrumentalist. He heads up his own band called Sam Kelly and The Lost Boys (nominated for Best Group at the 2018 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards), many of its members (Evan Carson, Archie Churchill-Moss, Ciaran Algar and Toby Shaer) have played for us at Grayshott Folk Club over the years with other bands.

Jamie Francis is in that same band but he has also been Sam’s longest-serving musical partner and they have been collaborating and performing together since their University days in 2010.
In this duo, Sam sings and plays Guitar, whilst Jamie plays Banjo (although Jamie also plays a mean Guitar).

Listen to Sam Kelly and Jamie Francis here:

“Hickathrift” (live):

“Little Sadie”:

As a duo, they perform inventive interpretations of traditional songs and tunes as well as toe-tapping original compositions together at Folk clubs, venues and Festivals.
In between these songs and tunes, they tell (occasionally) funny anecdotes and stories of their misadventures.

Along the way, Sam has been a go-to guest musician for many leading lights of Folk and he has been specially invited to play in bands alongside the likes of:
Kate Rusby, Seth Lakeman, Kris Drever, Phil Beer and John McCusker.

Jamie’s credits include stints playing with Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon and Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman.

Come and enjoy two young Folk musicians who are at the top of their game.

This gig will be taking place at:
Grayshott Village Hall GU26 6TZ

Tickets £15

Tickets (in person only) from: Grayshott Post Office
Reservations by phone on: 01428 607096
Or online through Ents 24:

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Grayshott Village Hall
Headley Road, Grayshott, Nr. HINDHEAD, Surrey GU26 6TZ