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Petworth Festival is hugely honoured to welcome Mercury Prize nominated singer and traditional song collector Sam Lee who performs music from The Fade in Time, his stunning second album.
Although a sequence of hand-selected traditional folk songs, The Fade in Time is nonetheless unquestionably an album for the 21st Century. London born and bred Sam has journeyed intrepidly throughout the British Isles and Ireland seeking out and recording ancient songs from the last of the Gypsy Traveller singers, presenting his interpretations with a vital charm and new energy.
The Fade in Time explores the range and potential of traditional British music by encompassing world-wide traditions, from Japanese court music to Tajikistan wedding marches. Awarded the prestigious 2011 Arts Foundation prize and nominated for the 2012 Mercury Music Prize, Sam Lee has taken his music to more than 20 countries and helped inspire a new generation of performers to draw material from living sources. Sam’s band includes cellist Francesca Ter-Berg, trumpeter Steve Chadwick, violinist Flora Curzon, percussionist Josh Green and koto player Jonah Brody.
Generously supported by Augustus Brandt