Voted Musician Of The Year at the BBC Folk Awards 2015, Sam has one of the most impressive CVs on the folk scene, and he is still in his twenties. To simply call him a fiddle player is to do him something of an injustice.
He’s been playing violin since he was six and is now a highly respected multi-instrumentalist, most notably with multi award winning cultural sensation Bellowhead. Sam is one of the key players in the current resurgence of English instrumental music and has recently been appointed the inaugural Artistic Director of the National Youth Folk Ensemble.
Sam has also recorded and toured with Leveret, The Full English, Eliza Carthy Wayward Band, Jon Boden The Remnant Kings, Fay Hield and The Hurricane Party as well his own critically acclaimed show Made In The Great War.
|Wed 12-07-17||Sam Sweeney
Wells Cathedral School - with Leveret
|Sat 15-07-17||Sam Sweeney
Marston - with Leveret
|Sat 29-07-17||Sam Sweeney
Cambridge Folk Festival - with Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings
|Sun 30-07-17||Sam Sweeney
WOMAD - with Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band
|Sat 05-08-17||Sam Sweeney
Dranouter Festival - with Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band
|Sun 06-08-17||Sam Sweeney
Wickham Festival - with Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band
|Wed 09-08-17||Sam Sweeney
Sidmouth Folk Week - with Leveret
|Fri 11-08-17||Sam Sweeney
Sidmouth Folk Week - with Martin Carthy
|Sun 13-08-17||Sam Sweeney
BoomTown Fair - with Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band