The husband-and-wife duo's first album in a decade, Hidden People (Navigator), came out this May, featuring original, story-rich ballads and folk-rock songs.
The Barnsley-born Roberts' beautiful voice was first heard with Kate Rusby on their 1995 album, and she and Lakeman put out two albums in the mid-2000s before child-raising, plus Lakeman's production and guitar duties for the Levellers and his brother Seth, put a pause to their music.
Roberts returned to work with last year's excellent Cecil Sharp Project, alongside Caroline Herring, Jackie Oates, and Jim Moray, and they will tour until the beginning of December. It's great to have them back.
Hebden Bridge Trades Club (01422 845 265; thetradesclub.com) today; Newhampton Arts Centre (01902 572090; newhamptonarts.co.uk) tonight; Bridport Arts Centre (01308 424204; bridport-arts.com) Sun; Komedia, Brighton (0845 293 8480; komedia.co.uk/brighton) Thur; Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead (01628 788997; nordenfarm.org) Fri