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Sam Lee

Song collector  and folk singer

Sat 17 October, 7.30pm

Smaller Rooms and More Music present

Sam Lee

Support from Bill Lloyd and The Lakeland Fiddlers

 
Since bursting on to the folk scene at the end of the Noughties, Mercury Prize nominee Sam Lee has blazed a trail as an outstanding singer and song collector. He’s also been the driving force behind the eclectic, award-winning folk club The Nest Collective, which has brought traditional music to all kinds of new stages and venues, as well as the founder of a burgeoning song collectors’ movement that inspires a new generation of performers to draw on living source singers rather than books and records.

Lee is a 21st-century artist, collecting new versions of old songs on his iPhone and laptop, but his repertoire is steeped in the reek and smoke of folk history and lore, its tales of love, parting, exile and murder bound by a sympathetic magic still resonant today, parting the veil on vivid scenes from our islands’ deep history.

Awarded the 2011 Arts Foundation prize and nominated for the 2012 Mercury Award for his debut album, ‘Ground Of Its Own’, he has taken his music worldwide to more than 20 countries.
 
OFF STAGE WITH SAM LEE: Take part in a workshop with Sam Lee on Sunday 18 October, full details at www.moremusic.org.uk/offstage-samlee  

Praise for Sam Lee:

  • "This Mercury prize nominee continues to shake up the folk scene with this second album packed with drama and surprise. Sam Lee again concentrates on traditional songs he learned from Gypsy travellers; they are performed in no-nonsense, almost crooned style, but with startlingly original settings...Surely one of the albums of the year.” (Robin Denselow, 5*, The Guardian, March 13, 2015 (UK))
  • "Sam Lee’s musical archeology might sound like a worthy project of interest only to be-jumpered folkies, yet this outstanding record deserves a wide hearing…no one is as daring as Lee…there’s never been a record quite like this.” John Bungey, 4*, Moj
  • "Lee’s baritone vocals are supple rather than wild, delivering time-honoured tales of love, estrangement and betrayal with engaging intimacy. A wonderfully inventive creation.” Neil Spencer, The Observer
  • "Sam Lee is Britain’s most inventive folk singer. An important and powerful album from a remarkable singer’ Simon Broughton, 4*, London Evening Standard

Booking Information

Tickets are available for the reduced rate of £10 (£7 concessions) in advance. On the night, tickets will cost £12 (£9 concessions).
You can buy tickets in advance in three ways:
  • Click on Book below to buy online via our official ticket agents Brewery Arts Centre. Online tickets will add a booking fee of £1.50 per transaction.
  • Call 01539 725133 to buy over the phone. There is a booking fee of £1.50 per transaction.
  • Phone and online bookings will close at 6pm on the day of the gig, any remaining tickets will be available on the door at The Hothouse.
  • You can buy tickets in person from our venue the Hothouse, The Brewery Arts Centre and from Morecambe Visitor Information Centre in the Platform.


£10

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(£7 concessions)