NEXT AT DOWNEND FOLK CLUB

May 06 2021

NEXT AT DOWNEND FOLK CLUB

SAM SWEENEY IN CONCERT

Friday 21st May 2021, Christ Church Downend.

Downend Folk Club are completely thrilled to be returning to in-venue concerts in May, and equally thrilled to welcome Sam Sweeney as their guest. Sam will perform a rare solo gig in the beautiful surroundings of Christ Church Downend on Friday 21st May in front of a COVID-safe and socially-distanced audience of 60. The concert is already sold out, but Sam will also feature in the new-look "an hour or so" a couple of days later, on the Sunday evening.
Nominated four times, and winner in 2015, of Musician Of The Year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Sam is a veteran of the mighty 11-piece, former and inaugural artistic director of the National Youth Folk Ensemble, founder member of the acclaimed instrumental trio Leveret, and "one of the defining English fiddle players of his generation" (Mark Radcliffe) at the forefront of the revival in English traditional music.
Sam has made two critically acclaimed solo albums (The Unfinished Violin and Unearth Repeat) and has also recorded and performed with The Full English, Eliza Carthy, Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings, Fay Hield, Emily Portman and Martin Carthy, as well as his own critically acclaimed show Made In The Great War.
The concert is sold out (please email downendfolkclub@live.com to be added to the waiting list in case of any returns)… but if you’ve missed out, fear not!
As part of the club’s online plan moving forward, Chairman Ant Miles will also be sitting down for a cuppa and a bit of a natter with Sam when he visits for the concert, as Downend Folk Club continue with their hugely successful "an hour or so" online series, which ran throughout all three lockdowns… but in a slightly different way.
Audience questions are invited but they must be submitted in advance. The best will be selected put to Sam, as well as finding out a bit more about his past and his plans for the future. A handful of the tunes Sam plays during the concert will also be recorded.
The resulting chat and tunes will then be streamed on Sunday 23rd May 2021, at 8.00pm on the simultaneously on the club’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Do make sure that you've liked/followed/suscribed! The show will be available to view for two weeks afterwards. As always, this “an hour or so” event will be free to attend, but there will be an online tip-jar.
For more information, please go to www.downendfolkclub.co.uk, email downendfolkclub@live.com, or find the club on social media.