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Never miss another 'Sam Lee' show
Sam Lee + Thomas McCarthy
"We are delighted to be bringing the unbelievable talented Sam Lee to the Hare & Hounds on 7th March 2013!
Sam Lee, folk singer, promoter and animateur released his debut album "Ground Of Its Own' in June 2012 and was nominated for this years Mercury Awards.
The recording is a musical manifesto, reflecting the artistic journey Sam has taken so far and the less than conventional route getting there. A naturally gifted voice, singing was new to him until his first encounter with folk song some 6 years ago."
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Sam Lee is a folk singer, promoter and animateur. A naturally gifted voice, Sam is fast becoming accepted as a new pioneer, defining the sound, sight and texture of contemporary folksong. With his live band, Sam Lee and Friends, he carves a new acoustic with homemade and mongrelised instrumentation using unconventional and contemporary arrangements that challenging preconceptions of what 'traditional folk' should sound like. He is a former Mercury Prize nominatee, song collector, promoter (of BBC award winning Nest Collective) radio host, TV personality, teacher and animateur.
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Thomas McCarthy's 'discovery' a couple of years ago made something of a splash in English traditional song circles. As with most other newcomers to the scene, he was heard mostly in 'floor spots' at clubs and festivals, and so singing only a few songs.
Recent tour with star of the new Folk scene and Mercury nominated Sam Lee brought Thomas to a wider audience.
Tommy's cd 'Round Top Wagon' was produced by Irish music legend Ron Kavana.
Not too many English readers will have heard much Irish Traveller singing, Nor are they likely to have heard many of these songs before - Irish Travellers are, if anything, even more insular than English Gypsies, and also have a strong song-writing tradition.
Thomas says "Some people will tell you that style of singing isn't meant for our ears," he adds, suggesting that such oral ornamentation was originally developed by singers at the court of the kings of old Ireland.
And : "I'm going to record for the Irish traditional music archives, songs that they wouldn't have. It's important, I think, me being the last one of my family. Even if Travelling people don't sing our songs, they'll be there for other people and they won't be forgot. People will still sing them."
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Venue: Hare & Hounds
Phone: 0121 444 2081
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