Sam Sweeney

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Available summer festivals 2024.

 

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BIO

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019 – Nominated Musician Of The Year

Nominated four times, and winner in 2015, of Musician Of The Year BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Sam is a veteran of the mighty Bellowhead, former and inaugural artistic director of the National Youth Folk Ensemble, founder member of the acclaimed instrumental trio Leveret, and “one of the defining English fiddle players of his generation” (Mark Radcliffe) at the forefront of the revival in English traditional music.

Sam has also recorded and performed with The Full English, Eliza Carthy, Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings, Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party, Emily Portman, Martin Carthy, as well as his own critically acclaimed show Made In The Great War.

 

“Sweeney’s playing is unearthly at times: the singular focus of this set and the level of its performance makes this an outstanding and deeply moving experience.” ***** – Songlines

“The fiddler with the Midas touch… an English equivalent of the great Irish fiddle player Martin Hayes.” **** The Guardian

“Sweeney’s playing is unearthly at times: the singular focus of this set and the level of its performance makes this an outstanding and deeply moving experience.” ***** – Songlines

Tour Dates

05/06/2024Marine Theatre (Sam Sweeney Band)LYME REGIS
06/06/2024Brewhouse Arts CentreBURTON UPON TRENT
07/06/2024Brewery ArtsKENDAL
08/06/2024Victoria HallSETTLE
09/06/2024JunctionCAMBRIDGE
13/07/2024Priddy Folk Festival PRIDDY