Sunday, 16 June 2013

sam lee

I was excited to come across the very talented Sam Lee recently. Referred to by The Telegraph as 'the rising star of traditional English folksong', Sam's debut album Ground Of its Own was nominated for the 2012 Mercury Music Prize. The record is an interpretation of eight traditional folk songs - songs sourced directly by Sam from oral tradition rather than via book research, many of which he learned from gypsy and traveller communities. It's a beautiful piece of work.

Sam (along with his friends) will be performing at Wilderness Festival in August, and luckily for me, I've got tickets. Sam himself described Wilderness as 'the quintessential festival experience full of adventure, great music, wild swimming and spontaneous fun – like a dreamy cocktail of country summer holidays with friends amongst a soft paved city full of parties all canopied beneath the most giant ancient oak trees'. Roll on August - I can't wait...

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