Sam Lee 2013

A Sasa Music | Theatr Mwldan Co-production


Touring March 2013


Mercury Prize nominated Folk singer, song collector, promoter (of BBC award winning Nest Collective) radio host, TV personality, teacher and animateur, Sam this June released his debut album “Ground Of Its Own’ comprised of songs learned 1st hand from the Gypsy Traveler community. The recording is a new musical manifesto, reflecting Sam's unique artistic journey.

Winner of the 2011 Arts Foundation Award, he is fast becoming accepted as a new pioneer, defining the sound, sight and texture of folksong today. Likewise his band 'Sam Lee & Friends' perform unconventional and contemporary interpretations challenging all preconceptions of what ‘traditional folk’ should sound like.


Links to press features:


 “An album of unusual dignity and immense beauty.” MOJO

“This is a perfectly executed attempt to modernise staple motifs with originality.” The Guardian

“The album has a gentle, insistent power.” The Observer

“This is not the folksy "musing" beloved of neo-hippies nor the rigid threnody of a world-wearied traditionalist. Rather, Lee is interested in the way old oral texts can be teased into new life with unexpected instrumental textures and arrangements. A further good sign, should you need one, is the production involvement of John Wood.”  Independent on Sunday

“Sam’s baritone voice is a complete and utter joy to listen to.”

“Sam Lee is a shining and original talent on the British folk scene.” Evening Standard, 5/5

“Lee's voice, oddly blithe and light for a baritone, captures the mythic charm of these songs and it's arrangements, at once vivid yet shrouded, set Ground of Its Own apart.” The Independent

“Ground of Its Own is a very likeable debut. Lee knows these songs are wind-whipped survivors and he meets their fearless spirit with plenty of innovation and the greatest of respect. His interpretations can stand proudly within these songs’ long histories.”

“Live or on record, Sam Lee and his band present rich tapestries of ancient songs in an innovative and dynamic fashion.”
Tour Dates:
Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan 
Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea

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