Ballads of the Broken Few is his eighth studio album and is a stunning combination of his dynamic songwriting and playing, the genius of legendary producer Ethan Johns and the sublime harmony vocals of emerging young female trio Wildwood Kin – two sisters (Emillie and Beth Key) and their cousin (Meghann Loney).

The 11 tracks have an organic, acoustic vibe created in the great hall of a Jacobean Manor House that it was recorded in. Inspiring and unconventional locations is characteristic of Lakeman, who recorded his previous albums in a church and a copper mine.

Seth Lakeman will appear at: Fopp Covent Garden, 1 Earlham St, London WC2H 9LL, Monday 19 September at 17.15.