AN award-winning folk duo will be coming to Maldon as part of their album launch tour.

MacTheatre will be hosting Gilmore and Roberts who will be performing at The Blue Boar in Silver Street on Friday, November 23.

They will be doing a tour of their fifth album A Problem Of Our Kind.

This will be their latest release since 2016’s live album In Our History, which celebrated a decade of performing together.

A spokesman said: “They combine award-winning song writing with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound.

“Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts met while studying at Leeds College of Music in 2006 and released their debut album in 2008.

“Since then, the duo has toured Canada and mainland Europe, played some of the UK’s biggest acoustic festivals, toured with folk rock legends Fairport Convention and won countless accolades for their genre-spanning work.

“Recorded at the duo’s home in South Yorkshire by co-producer Ben Savage, A Problem Of Our Kind contains some of the most stripped-back arrangements of Gilmore & Roberts’ career so far.

“From the heavy yet sparse groove of the gutsy opening track Gauntlet to the quietly insistent country-tinged heartbeat of Things You Left Behind and the contemplative ebb and flow of On The Line, Gilmore and Roberts delve deep into the human psyche with their songs, holding all their findings – good and bad, dark and beautiful – up to the light.”

Jamie Roberts said: “We had similar tastes in music and for our degree course we had to write songs and record demos – we’d sing and play on each other’s songs and suddenly we had a load of arrangements that we could play live.”

Katriona Gilmore added: “People and their stories have always been our primary source of inspiration for writing songs.”

The event will be from 8pm to 10.45pm and tickets cost £12.50.

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