Mercury Prize nominated folk singer, song collector, award winning promoter, broadcaster, animateur and naturalist

As an artist Sam traverses many worlds, challenging and pioneering folk music in as diverse places and ways. Not just an award-winning singer with two highly decorated albums to his name and a sound incomparable to his contemporaries'; his work fostering live music in the UK has been instrumental in the explosion of folk in the last decade. Sam reinvents not just the way these ancient songs should sound but how they can be sourced, exist and thrive, from conscientiously gathering them in Gypsy Traveler camps to singing them for the Hollywood big screen.

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Concerts: Solo

Chiddingly Festival, Lewes

Chiddingly Village Hall
Chiddingly, UK

Chiddingly Festival is a remarkable phenomenon, it is a feast of the arts, run entirely by volunteers, yet attracting big name and quirky acts in a wide range of genres.

Music, dance, beer, sculpture, comedy, graphic arts, theatre, story-telling and poetry for all ages all feature regularly.

The tiny rural village of Chiddingly is in East Sussex, between Lewes and Hailsham, North of Eastbourne. Like many small rural villages, life revolves around the Church, the Village Hall and the pub.

​This is a quite amazing festival for such a small village, the festival is an event that makes Chiddingly unique.


Venue:

Chiddingly Village Hall
Church Lane, Chiddingly, East Sussex BN8 6HA
UK

Date:

21st Sep 2017

Time:

7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Concerts: Band

Allen Valleys Folk Festival, Allendale Town

Allendale Village Hall
Hexham, UK

As an artist Sam traverses many worlds, challenging and pioneering folk music in diverse places and ways. Not just an award-winning singer with two highly decorated albums to his name and a sound incomparable to his contemporaries’; his work fostering live music in the UK has been instrumental in the explosion of folk of the last decade. Sam reinvents not just the way these ancient songs should sound but how they can be sourced, exist and thrive, from conscientiously gathering them in Gypsy Traveler camps to singing them for the Hollywood big screen.


Venue:

Allendale Village Hall
Leadgate, Allendale Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 9PR
UK

Date:

1st Oct 2017

Time:

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Singing with...

Singing With Nightingales 2018

Various Locations
South East, England

Early birds are on sale for these remarkable events when they return in 2018 - visit https://www.singingwithnightingales.com to find out more


Venue:

Various Locations
Essex,
Kent,
Sussex,
and Cambridgeshire
England

Date:

13th Apr 2018

Time:

6:30 pm


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Latest Release

The Fade In Time2015

Sam's Songlines Awards 2016 Winning 2nd album takes a 21st Century view on Folk traditions from the UK and around the world, re-imagining the British folk tradition through the eyes of the wider world. The music takes a path from Gypsy Traveller songs, through Japanese court music to wedding marches from Tajikistan - a truly global journey, with English folk song at its heart.