Sam Sweeney

An intimate acoustic performance from Bellowhead veteran and BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards winner Sam Sweeney.

Thursday 17th February 2022, 7.30pm
(doors 7pm, cafe bar open from 6.30pm)

Unreserved seating.
Tickets £17 (£15 advance) / Concessions £15 (£13 advance)

Tickets available online or in the shop at John Wesley’s New Room.

Nominated four times, and winner in 2015, of Musician Of The Year BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Sam Sweeney 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 two critically acclaimed albums, The Unfinished Violin and Unearth Repeat, 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.

“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

  • 17th February 2022 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  • 7:30 pm
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