Sam Sweeney Band

A man jumping across a stage.

Nominated four times, and winner in 2015, of Musician Of The Year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Sam has been at the forefront of the revival in English music for the last fifteen years.  He is a veteran of the mighty Bellowhead, former and inaugural Artistic Director of the National Youth Folk Ensemble, a founder member of ground-breaking trio Leveret as well as a passionate and experienced educator.  

He has collaborated, recorded and performed with The Full English, Eliza Carthy, Martin Carthy, Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings, Fay Hield and Emily Portman as well as creating his own theatre production Made In The Great War.  

Sweeney’s playing is unearthly at times… an outstanding and deeply moving experience

– Songlines

The fiddler with the Midas touch… an English equivalent of the great Irish fiddle player Martin Hayes ****

– the Guardian