Singing

The wellspring from which all my work flows - exploring our most expressive musical instrument

5 Projects

Sam Lee & Friends

My live ensemble featuring Violin, Percussion, Dulcimer, Ukulele, Piano and Shruti

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Collaborations

My many and varied collaborations - from one offs to long term projects

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City Of London Sinfonia

Closer: Died For Love - an orchestral reappraisal of my previous work

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Solo

A story-song based narrative of my journey into ancient song

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Awards

Some of the Awards which I’ve been lucky to win or be nominated for on my travels as a singer

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Promoting & Curating

Beyond my music making exploits I bring live music to London and beyond through the events. Check out all the places I can be found hosting and listening

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The Nest Collective

Award winning folk club and concert promoter

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Singing with Nightingales

Human and avian in spontaneous duet

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Ceilidh Liberation Front

Wild, joyous, and utterly reenergising reinvention of the Ceilidh

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Festival Programming

Through the Nest Collective I programme music and talks at many UK festivals

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UnampliFire

An unamplified biannual festival celebrating music in historic venues.

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Campfire Club

Bringing the country to the city - Smoked folk; fire-lit in magical locations around London

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Industry

I am proud to be involved with many organisations and projects to support and develop artists within the music industry

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Folk Alliance International

I am honoured to be the first ever non-North American member of the FAI board

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Featured Artists Coalition

Founded in 2009 to support, promote and protect the artist community in the music industry

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Song Collectors' Collective

Celebrates people conserving rare oral culture in Britain and beyond. It aims to empower a new generation of collectors while inspiring exploration and creativity within these communities

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Songcollectors.org

The digital archive and community forum for the burgeoning song collectors movement

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Pathway

Learn the technique, skills and best practice in song collecting

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SCC Gathering

Annual ethnographic London get together

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Lectures

My work lecturing on the documenting and curatorship of oral cultures

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Literature

There have been several books I have been involved in the research for or feature in. Below are some of the books I worked on with the Authors to inspire or inform in the world of folk music

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Reek Roon A Camp Fire

My mentor Stanley Robertson wrote the character 'Lee Samuel' into a tale in his last novel

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The Ballad Of Britain

Will Hodgkinson dedicated a whole chapter of this ramble to my days at Cecil Sharp House

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The Song Collector

I was the inspiration for best selling author Natasha Solomons' book

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Died For Love

Forthcoming novel taking its title and inspiration from my recording of this traditional song

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Film, TV & Radio

Explore my varied projects on the wireless, and on screens large and small

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King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword

Feature film Directed by Guy Ritchie, Released UK 19.05.17

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BBC Radio 3 & 4 hosting

The BBC have featured much of my work and invited in to present and share my discoveries.

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Bringing It All Back Home

Documentary exploring work to preserve and repatriate sound archive recordings

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The Gainsborough Packet

Short film by Matt Stokes set in 17th Century England

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Peaky Blinders

A singing cameo appearance in the hit BBC drama

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Teaching & Lecturing

My educational work as a documentarist, curator, and singer

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Vocal Coaching

One to one vocal tuition

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Lecturing

Lectures about my role as curator and documentarist of oral cultures.

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