OTLEY Courthouse is to welcome back popular folk duo Gilmore & Roberts

Gilmore & Roberts 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 (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and released their debut album in 2008.

Since then, the duo have 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.

A Problem of Our Kind (released October 2018) is the fifth studio album from award-winning folk/roots duo Gilmore & Roberts – their first release since 2016’s live album In Our History, which celebrated a decade of performing together. Hailed as ‘a masterclass in song writing’ by Folk Radio UK and awarded 5 stars by RnR magazine, it received glowing reviews across the board and national airplay on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 music.

Recorded at the duo’s home in South Yorkshire by co-producer Ben Savage (well-known on the UK roots scene for his own acclaimed musical output with The Willows and Hannah Sanders), A Problem of Our Kind contains some of the most stripped-back arrangements of Gilmore & Roberts’ career so far, alongside full-tilt band numbers featuring their regular festival rhythm section of Fred Claridge (drums) and Matt Downer (double bass).

Back by popular demand, the duo will perform tracks from their new album, as well as music from across their ten years performing as a duo in what promises to be another highly entertaining evening.

Gilmore & Roberts will be at Otley Courthouse on Saturday, April 27 at 8pm. Tickets are £12.

To book tickets visit www.otleycourthouse.org.uk, call the box office on 01943 467466 or pop into the Courthouse on Courthouse Street, Otley, LS21 3AN