Sam Sweeney

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Available for 2023 festivals (with Band).

Some Feb & May 2023 availability (solo concerts).

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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.

After the release of his three critically acclaimed albums, The Unfinished Violin, Unearth Repeat and Escape That, Sam is taking to the road for a few exclusive, intimate, totally acoustic solo performances, playing some of his favourite tunes.

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

08/02/2023Cecil Sharp HouseLONDON
21/02/2023The Wardrobe TheatreBRISTOL
25/02/2023Forest Art CentreNEW MILTON
26/02/2023Birmingham Symphony Hall BIRMINGHAM