Top UK Folk Duo play at Cheshire's Lion Salt Works Museum | Knutsford Times

Top UK Folk Duo play at Cheshire’s Lion Salt Works Museum

By on December 1, 2018

Top UK folk duo, Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts will captivate music-lovers with their award-winning song writing and astonishing musicianship when they play one night at Cheshire’s Lion Salt Works Museum in Northwich on Thursday 6 December at 8pm. The couple will be playing tracks from their new album ‘A Problem of Our Kind’, launched earlier this month, as well as a selection of songs from their previous four albums. The contemporary folk/acoustic duo have been nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Parking is free, tickets cost £12.00 and can be bought by contacting 07796 175437 or by emailing

 Gilmore and Roberts’ harmonies create a powerful wall of sound and their songs have won them accolades for the genre-spanning work. Gilmore plays the fiddle and mandolin as well as singing and Roberts, vocal and guitar. They have toured Canada and mainland Europe, played the UK’s biggest acoustic festivals and toured with folk rock legends such as Fairport Convention.

 The new album ‘A Problem of Our Kind’ deals with all aspects of being human – both good and bad. As Gilmore puts it: “Us humans are pretty complex. Somehow it made us want to present these songs in a simple way.”

Councillor Louise Gittins, Cabinet Member for Communities and Wellbeing at Cheshire West and Chester Council, said: “I’m delighted that this top folk duo will be performing some of their brand new album at the Lion Salt Works. Its unique historic setting lends an intimacy and atmosphere to the evening that will further enhance this exciting and original performance. It is an evening not to be missed. 

 The Lion Salt Works Museum has won nine awards since opening in 2015 after a four-year £10m restoration, including winning the National Lottery’s top award for heritage projects in 2016. Cheshire’s Lion Salt Works Museum tells the story of salt in fun and interactive displays, including a sound and light show that evokes the steam rising from the giant salt pans. In addition to a children’s play area, shop, butterfly garden and café, there are also year-round activities. These range from Touring Rural Arts plays, Super Salt Saturday (featuring science activities) to events featuring historic narrowboats and steam engines. This year, the Museum will hold a Victorian Christmas and Christmas Market, that will include reindeer and steam engines.

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