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Folk Radio UK: Episode 68



Featuring Voice of the People, Sam Lee, Lisa O’Neill, Lisa Knapp, Olivia Chaney, Alasdair Roberts, Harp & a Monkey and more.

Abroad mix of traditional folk music this week including some favourites from Topic Records ‘Voice of the People’ series alongside more contemporary offerings from the likes of Sam LeeLisa O’NeillAlden Patterson & Dashwood, Lisa Knapp, Olivia Chaney, Alasdair Roberts, Harp & a Monkey, Lady Maisery and Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith, Oysterband, Red River Dialect and more.

Music Played

00:00 – Lady Maisery and Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith – Snow Falls
from: Awake Arise: A Winter Album

04:07 – James Yorkston & The Big Eyes Family Players – Rufford Park Poachers
from: Folk Songs

08:48 – Jeannie Robertson – When I Was Noo but Sweet Sixteen
from: Voice of the People 10 Continue reading

Sam Lee performs Lovely Molly and more

ANASTASIA TSIOULCAS | September 11, 2015

English vocalist Sam Lee has an amazing backstory: He found his way to singing professionally after stints as a naturalist and a burlesque dancer. But what really matters are his mesmerizing performances, as well as his incredible ability to connect with people — certainly with the audience in front of him, but also with the elders he’s sought out to learn these songs.

Lee has dedicated himself to preserving centuries-old folk songs of the U.K. and Ireland, particularly from “outsider” communities like the Roma (Gypsies) and the Scottish and Irish Travelers. But he and his bandmates — ukulele player and vocalist Jon Whitten, violinist and vocalist Flora Curzon, and percussionist and vocalist Josh Green — put these ancient songs in thoroughly 21st-century arrangements that feel creative, fresh and surprising, but also deeply human.

Above it all, Lee’s voice blazes through with strength, clarity and confidence. This is an artist who has found his destiny as a singer, a folk-song collector and a steward of stories, keeping them alive and relevant for a new generation.

Set List
“Over Yonders Hill”
“Lovely Molly'”
“Goodbye My Darling'”

Credits
Producers: Anastasia Tsioulcas, Morgan Walker; Audio Engineer: Suraya Mohamed, Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Morgan Walker, Lani Milton; Assistant Producer: Elena Saavedra Buckley; photo by Lydia Thompson/NPR