Sam Lee and Friends
It was while researching the actor, Juliet Stevenson, that I was led to the music of a band in which her stepson was a player. Sam Lee is a collector of folk songs and then publishes and performs them through a wonderful use of instruments and song.
A YouTube production: Over Yonders Hill : Sam Lee and Friends
Good Bye My Darling
The Ballard of George Collins (Live)
for more on Sam Lee, there is a long article in the Guardian – click here
in recommending this music, please note that you will have to have liking for English folk, even though in this case it is very contemporary folk. There’s a hint of Martin Carthy, and maybe Fairport Convention, then overlayed with roots music from Roma, Gypsies and Scottish and Irish Travellers.
Recommended: Rating 8/10
Paul Costigan, 11 March 2014.