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Mary Ann Kennedy - Sam Lee Live in Session

Mary Ann Kennedy presents new world music and a live session from folk musician Sam Lee. Plus music from the BBC World Music Archive and another new featured artist.

Mary Ann Kennedy presents a selection of new music from across the globe and a live session from the English folk musician Sam Lee, performing songs from his new album A Fade in Time.

Sam Lee began collecting traditional song after meeting and studying with Scottish traveller singer Stanley Robinson. His striking arrangements often utilize instruments not normally associated with English folk music such as koto, tabla, Shruti box, and trumpet. On A Fade in Time, the follow up to 2012's critically acclaimed A Ground of its Own, Sam revisits and reinvents songs from his teacher Stanley Robinson as well as those collected by English gypsy singers May Bradley and Freda Black. For this live session - following the first night of his 16-date tour of England, Sam is joined by regular bandmembers Flora Curzon (violin), Josh Green (percussion) and Jon Whitten (piano and dulcimer) plus guest singers, to be announced.

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2 hours

Music Played

  • Epic Male Band

    Rye Groove

    • Rye Groove.
    • Epic Male Band.
    • 007.
  • Quoc Hung / Vo Tuan Minh

    The Wind Blows It Away / I Long to Return to My Hometown

    • Hanoi Masters - 'War is a Wound, Peace is a Scar'.
    • Glitterbeat.
    • 004.
  • Angélique Kidjo


    Performer: Lëtzebuerger philharmoneschen Orchester.
    • Angelique Kidjo Sings.
    • 429 Records.
    • 003.
  • Chikondi Salanje

    Woman Today Take Care of Business

    • Zomba Prison Project.
    • Six Degrees.
    • 002.
  • Buena Vista Social Club

    Tiene Sabor

    • Lost and Found.
    • World Circuit.
    • 003.
  • Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino


    • Quaranta.
    • Ponderosa Music & Art.
    • 002.
  • Freda Black

    Bonny Bunch of Roses

  • Debashish Bhattacharya

    Mehfil-E-Jashn (The Celebratory Concert)

    • Slide Guitar Ragas From Dusk Till Dawn.
    • Riverboat Records.
    • 003.
  • Ibibio Sound Machine

    I'm Running

    • Ibibio Sound Machine.
    • Soundway.
    • 001.
  • Cheikh Lô

    Degg Gui

    • Degg Gui.
    • Chapter Two.
    • 001.
  • Sam Lee

    Over Yonders Hill

  • Sam Lee


  • Carlos Gardel

    Anclao En Paris

    • The Rough Guides to Tango Legends: Carlos Gardel.
    • World Music Network.
    • 013.
  • Manu Delago

    Down to the Summit

    • Silver Kobalt.
    • Tru Thoughts.
    • 004.
  • Anthony Roberts

    Lord Gregory

  • The Baruku Bamboo Band of Ughele

    Seni Tataru (Love Chain)

    • World Music Archive (Music Planet - Solomon Island).
  • Meklit Hadero

    We Are Alive

    • We Are Alive.
    • Six Degrees.
    • 013.
  • Jeannie Robertson

    The Queen Among the Heather (Heritage Track)

    • The Queen Among the Heather - The Alan Lomax Collection Portraits.
    • Rounder.
    • 018.
  • Sam Lee

    Bonny Bunch of Roses

  • Trad. & Sam Lee


  • Psilosamples

    Periquito Cara​-​suja / Soldadinho do Araripe

    • A Guide to the Birdsong of South America.
    • Rhythm & Roots.
    • 009.


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