Spalding concert of songs at heart of family life

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Jackie Oates, one of the best-loved figures on the English folk scene, is a multi BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards winner and has toured as support to Mercury nominated folk-pop star Seth Lakeman.

She is a also a member of the all-star multi-cultural folk band Imagined Village alongside Eliza Carthy, Chris Wood, Martin Carthy and more.

After four studio albums, Jackie is now taking time out to work on recording and touring her special project on lullabies.

Jackie said: “Over the past few months I’ve had a wonderful time exploring my interest in lullabies in more detail, from the folklore of the cradle with its superstitions and customs, to the way in which they can be outlets for the many aspects of parenthood. What has come to light has been the hidden nature of some of the richest of the traditional lullabies.”

Jackie is performing at South Holland Centre in Spalding on Friday, April 12 (8pm). Admission is £12.50, £11.50 concessions, and £7.50 for under 26s.