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May 2017

Singing with Nightingales: Fingringhoe Wick

May 5 @ 6:30 pm - May 6 @ 12:30 am
Fingringhoe Wick, South Green Road, Fingringhoe
Colchester, Essex CO5 7DN United Kingdom
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In April and May 2017 folk music star Sam Lee presents a unique experience of starlit walks into the English woods to a rare concert by wild nightingales and special guest musicians as the thrilling finale to a campfire feast, featuring songs, wildlife insights, gourmet food and stories about the magical nightingale.   Folk music star Sam Lee will be hosting a series of after-dark events in woods near Ashford (Kent), Colchester (Essex), Huntingdon (Cambs.) and Lewes (East Sussex) next…

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Singing with Nightingales: Fingringhoe Wick

May 6 @ 6:30 pm - May 7 @ 12:30 am
Fingringhoe Wick, South Green Road, Fingringhoe
Colchester, Essex CO5 7DN United Kingdom
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In April and May 2017 folk music star Sam Lee presents a unique experience of starlit walks into the English woods to a rare concert by wild nightingales and special guest musicians as the thrilling finale to a campfire feast, featuring songs, wildlife insights, gourmet food and stories about the magical nightingale.   Folk music star Sam Lee will be hosting a series of after-dark events in woods near Ashford (Kent), Colchester (Essex), Huntingdon (Cambs.) and Lewes (East Sussex) next…

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Solo as special guest at Shirley Collins’ album launch

May 14 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Brighton Dome, Church Street
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1UE United Kingdom
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The legendary folk singer and one of England’s most respected song collectors – has announced her return to recording after 38 years. The new album, Lodestar, will be released on November 4th on the influential label Domino. With it, Shirley is announcing a handful of live shows which will feature songs from the new album and guests special to each date to make each show unique. Colston Hall will have one of these very special Lodestar events. Shirley has created the…

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Singing With Nightingales: Battersea

May 16 @ 8:00 pm - May 17 @ 12:00 am
Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill
London, SW11 5TN United Kingdom
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Folk musician Sam Lee and friends will perform in the beautiful surroundings of Battersea Arts Centre's Council Chamber together with a live-streamed soundtrack from one of Britain's rarest birds - the nightingale - directly from a secret woodland location near Lewes, Sussex. This unique experience brings together the famously-beautiful singing of the birds from the wilds of Sussex and some very special human musicians. A technician in the woods will seek out the finest voiced nightingales and transmit a high…

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Sam Lee solo: Hotel Café, Los Angeles

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hotel Café, 1623 Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, California CA 90028 United States
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The Bluegrass Situation present Sam Lee.   https://www.hotelcafe.com/tickets/?s=events_view&id=6397

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Sam Lee and Friends: Mupa Budapest, Hungary

May 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mupa Budapest, Komor Marcell u. 1.
Budapest, 1095 Hungary
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Wonders are afoot: Sam Lee's English folk songs are as ancient as they are forward-looking, and as grounded as much as they soar.   Sam Lee was born in London, while his father comes from an artistic Polish family. He has demonstrated his wide range of talents in a number of fields, from visual art to burlesque dancing, before settling on British folk songs. He collects them, sings them and teaches them - in a university college, on radio and…

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June 2017

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

June 1 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sheldonian Theatre, Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AZ, Broad St
Oxford, OX1 3AZ United Kingdom
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Vindauga/Wind Eye: Songlines Encounter Festival, King’s Place

June 3 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Kings Place, 90 York Way
London, N1 9AG United Kingdom
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Literally meaning ‘wind-eye’, ‘Vindauga’ is the Old Norse word that the word ‘window’ comes from. The concept of a window perfectly describes this meeting of musical minds from England, Scotland and Norway. A window opens for two-way traffic between what is outside and what is inside. It symbolises openness, with a strong sense of identity, and is highly applicable to traditional music in the modern society. Vindauga / Wind-Eye throws open new windows to these musicians’ cultural and musical backgrounds, with…

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July 2017

Sam Lee solo: PSRF NMB Composer Gathering, Hull

July 1 - July 2
Hull,

The Composer Gathering, which is supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation as part of New Music Biennial, brings together composers, representatives from commissioning organisations and supporting partners involved in the New Music Biennial 2017 for two days of discussions and workshops. This event gives the composers the opportunity to further explore ideas and challenges relating to their commissions, to network with fellow artists and other commissioning organisations and to familiarise themselves with the city of Hull and potential performance spaces.   http://www.prsformusicfoundation.com/2016/04/15/new-music-biennial-composer-gathering/…

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Hullucination: New Music Biennial, Southbank Centre

July 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden, Southbank Centre
London, United Kingdom
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Discover Hull’s history of vernacular folk song through a collection of songs from in and around the city, assembled by Mercury Prize-nominated Sam Lee. Lee is the driving force behind eclectic folk club The Nest Collective. Drawing on recorded testimonials that capture the oral traditions still sustained by residents of the region, Lee creates a rich sonic triptych. Combining found sounds and arranged accompaniment, Hullucination paints a musical portrait of the city and its manifold characters and characteristics. https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/121719-hullucination-2017

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Sam Lee & Friends: Colours of Ostrava, Czech Republic

July 22
Dolní Vítkovice, Ostrava, Czech Republic + Google Map

Colours of Ostrava is an international, multi-genre music festival organised annually in Ostrava since 2002. In 2012, the festival was moved to the entrancing surroundings of Dolní Vítkovice – an area that used to belong to metallurgical works, mines and ironworks. The last, 15th year, offered over 350 programme items on 20 open and covered stages – concerts, discussions, theatre performances, films, workshops as well as art activities.   The festival offers visitors exceptional industrial beauty combined with exhilarating experiences,…

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Sam Lee & Friends: Folk Holidays, Náměšť nad Oslavou-Trebic, Czech Republic

July 25
MěKS Náměšť nad Oslavou, Masarykovo nám. 100 675 71 Czech Republic + Google Map

Folk Holidays" Náměšť nad Oslavou is an extraordinary music Festival. These 8 days many visitors spend as their real music, art and dancing holidays, of which they can be either active or passive participants. They are surrounded by the charming environment of the Naměšť Renaissance chateau, chateau park, adjacent environs of the Oslava river in the town as well as outside the town.   http://www.folkoveprazdniny.cz/en/index.php/about-the-festival

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August 2017

Sam Lee & Friends: Festival Interceltique de Lorient, Nantes, France

August 11
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Each summer, around 700,000 people from all over the world invade the Celtic land of Lorient for the Festival Interceltique. From Galicia to Scotland, the cream of Celtic music can be found here, to be enjoyed in a really convivial atmosphere. Every year it’s the same song and dance! Since 1971, this festival has really got it in the bag-ad, for every year it’s bombard-ed with over 700,000 visitors coming to listen to the Celtic sounds of the bombards and…

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Edinburgh Festival: Joe Boyd’s Incredible String Band

August 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Edinburgh Playhouse, 18-22 Greenside Place
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 3 United Kingdom
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One of the most influential groups to have come out of Scotland, The Incredible String Band entranced and inspired listeners in the late 1960s and early 1970s with their pioneering psychedelia, witty lyrics and soaring melodies. For this very special concert, paying homage to the group, former Incredible String Band manager and producer Joe Boyd invites guests to perform songs alongside collaborators from the group’s original recordings, including founder member Mike Heron and legendary bassist Danny Thompson.   https://www.eif.co.uk/2017/incrediblestringband#.WQHMaI61s_U  

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Sam Lee solo: Bangor Open House Festival, Northern Ireland

August 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

More than 100 events in 40+ venues including music, film, food & drink, theatre, art, books, comedy and spoken word.   http://www.openhousefestival.com/index.html

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September 2017

Sam Lee & Friends: Allen Valleys Folk Festival

September 29, 2017 - March 3, 2018
Allendale Village Hall, Leadgate, Allendale Town
Hexham, Northumberland NE47 9PR United Kingdom
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Allen Valleys Folk Festival is a 3 day event being held from 29th September to the 1st October 2017 at the Allendale Village Hall in Hexham, United Kingdom. This event showcases products like great music items, food, drink, crafts, clothes, games items, wine beer items ,musical instrument , verity of musical device & much more etc. in the Consumer & Carnivals, Musical Instruments industries.   http://allenvalleysfolkfestival.co.uk/

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