Sam Lee (musician)

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For the Taiwanese singer / songwriter, see Sam Lee (singer).

Sam Lee is a British folk musician. His album Ground of Its Own was nominated for the 2012 Mercury Music Prize.[1] 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,[2] 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), becoming a regular annual BBC radio event until interrupted by World War 2.


  1. ^ World, Folk and Jazz. "Sam Lee: From burlesque dancing to a Mercury Music Prize nomination". Telegraph. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
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