HIS new album 'The Well Worn Path’ grew organically during four dark days on Dartmoor.

And according to the man behind this album, Seth Lakeman, it has a 'certain vibe' and 'lots of atmosphere'.

It was a case of the four members of the band, turning up, learning the songs and then recording.

No over dubs, nothing-as Seth pointed out 'like a garage band in 1967'- 'a cross between Fleetwood Mac meets Fairport Convention'.

This is Seth's ninth studio album and contains songs which are reflective like The Educated Man, Fitzsimmons' Fight which is a narrative about a boxing match and one with a political edge such as Divided We Will Fall.

Speaking about the new album, Seth said: "It was an exciting record to record.

"We got together not knowing the songs, they learnt them and played them. It was all very spontaneous and grew very organically and honestly.

"This is part of the excitement, this is when the magic happens. It feels like something is being channelled through you and if you relax it will happen.

"I had some amazing musicians with me and they knew what was going on and played along for and with the songs. They were there for the ride."

The musical ride for Seth started when he was at least one and a half.

His parents played in a folk band and by the time he was five/six he was learning to play an instrument.

He said: "When you are immersed in it at home then it (music) is bound to sink into you whether it becomes a hobby or a career, it all depends on the impact it makes in your formative part of your life."

The formative years approach certainly worked for Seth as he has carved out an important niche for himself in the world of folk music.

Now he is gearing up for a concert at the Cheese and Grain in Frome on Thursday, November 22.

Speaking about this he said: "It is always great going to the Cheese and Grain in Frome. It is a great place. Everytime we go there are more people. It is Frome to boom."

And finally as they say in all chat shows, I asked Seth which three film would encapsulate Seth Lakeman he said: - Lost Boys

- Wuthering Heights (1939 version)

- War Horse

As they say in the World of Lego-make of that what you will.

Tickets for the gig in Frome £22 Advance / £26.50 Doors open at 7pm.

Further details online at cheeseandgrain.com