Sam Lee Biography (Wikipedia)
Sam Lee (born 6 July 1980) is a British folk singer and traditional music specialist. His debut album, Ground of its Own was shortlisted for the 2012 Mercury Music Award. Lee performs as part of an ensemble, Sam Lee and Friends.
Lee became known as a traditional music specialist dedicated to collecting, restoring and sharing ancient music from Britain and Ireland; in particular from the Romany Gypsy and Irish traveller communities. Lee has spent much time song-collecting from these communities. The debut album has been described as "the result of six years of complete immersion in traditional British folk music." His music involves re-working and instrumental arrangements of songs from the tradition. Lee is the creator and manager of the folk-music promotional network, The Nest Collective, which hosts various folk music events in London and beyond. Lee regularly works with the English Folk Dance and Song Society to archive and curate traditional music as well as educate through writings and classes.
- Listen to Sam Lee singing with the Nightingaleshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03tpvhd.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03tpvhd.jpg2016-05-13T22:40:00.000ZSam Lee (vocal, shruti) Alice Zawadzki (Violin ), recorded at a Secret Location nr Lewes.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03tpvkg
Listen to Sam Lee singing with the Nightingales
- How do you duet with a nightingale?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03txmfg.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03txmfg.jpg2016-05-12T14:32:00.000ZSam Lee describes the musical phrases of a bird best known for its beautiful song.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03txpbv
How do you duet with a nightingale?
- Alice Zawadzki & Sam Lee collaborate with nightingalehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03trhpm.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03trhpm.jpg2016-05-10T21:00:00.000ZA magical musical moment between a nightingale, Sam Lee, and Alice Zawadzki.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03trhq0
Alice Zawadzki & Sam Lee collaborate with nightingale
- Listen to Sam Lee in session for World on 3https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02mlmmv.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02mlmmv.jpg2015-03-23T11:43:00.000ZTracks: Bonny Bunch of Roses, Over Yonders Hill, Airdog, Lord Gregory, Bonny Bunch of Roses, Blackbirdhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02mln89
Listen to Sam Lee in session for World on 3
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Proms 2018: Prom 27: Folk Music around Britain and Ireland
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