Sam Lee (musician)
Sam Lee is a British folk musician. His album Ground of Its Own was nominated for the 2012 Mercury Music Prize. The album consists of his own arrangements and performances of traditional songs he collected from traveller communities in the British isles.
Lee reached a broader audience with his performance of The Tan Yard Side to the accompaniment of nightingale song in a BBC radio 4 broadcast on 19 May 2014, marking the 90th anniversary of the first broadcast of Singing with the Nightingales by cellist Beatrice Harrison on 19 May 1924, which was the first-ever BBC live wildlife outside broadcast (i.e. not from a radio studio), and which became a regular annual BBC radio event until interrupted by World War 2.
- World, Folk and Jazz. "Sam Lee: From burlesque dancing to a Mercury Music Prize nomination". Telegraph. Retrieved 2013-12-02.
- Official site
- Vulliamy, Ed (28 October 2012). "Sam Lee: 'There is a difference in the songs Gypsies sing'". The Observer.
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