Sam Lee

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Sam Lee review – a cry from nature itself
The polymath folk singer and his band weave magic – and sound the alarm for a world in peril

Kitty Empire

07, Aug, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Into the woods: Sam Lee, the singer who duets with nightingales
Sam Lee built a studio in a wood, found a nightingale to sing with, hooked up a backing band, and livestreamed their concerts. But it is a race against time – for the song of the nightingale may soon be lost for ever

Patrick Barkham

31, Mar, 2021 @2:04 PM

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The 10 best folk albums of 2020
Folk artists this year drew inspiration from China, south Asia and the wildness of the sea on the way to making stirring and vital music

Jude Rogers

22, Dec, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Sam Lee: Old Wow review – a dazzling fusion of nature and song
Lee pursues his twin passions on this fine third album

Neil Spencer

01, Feb, 2020 @4:00 PM

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Sam Lee: Old Wow review – Britain's nature crisis in gnarly song
Lee’s twee-free third album, produced by Bernard Butler and featuring Liz Fraser, is a stark reminder of this country’s environmental concerns

Jude Rogers

31, Jan, 2020 @8:30 AM

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Sam Lee: the Extinction Rebellion musician flying birdsong to the charts
He co-produced the RSPB birdsong recording that has hit the Top 20, and duets with nightingales – to highlight the beauty of a fragile world

Robin Denselow

15, May, 2019 @10:34 AM

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The man who sings with nightingales
In a secluded forest, folk musician Sam Lee is working with an unusual collaborator

Bella Todd

03, May, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Sam Lee’s Singing With Nightingales review – sweet night music
A dark, dark wood and a shy songbird make a magical setting for traditional folk ballads

Kate Kellaway

17, Apr, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Sam Lee and Friends: Gypsy Traveller Roots review – traditionally original
The English folk singer entertained a partisan Celtic Connections crowd with a clutch of songs from around the British Isles, delivered with conviction

Kate Molleson

17, Jan, 2016 @1:44 PM

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Top 10 picks of Celtic Connections 2016
From James Robertson to Baaba Maal, John Grant to Lau, here are 10 must-see concerts at Glasgow’s festival of roots music

Kate Molleson

14, Jan, 2016 @1:07 PM

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On my radar: Sam Lee’s cultural highlights
Musician Sam Lee on Robert Macfarlane’s books, Knockengorroch World Ceilidh and the most amazing vegetarian breakfast

Kathryn Bromwich

12, Apr, 2015 @5:59 AM

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Sam Lee and Friends: The Fade in Time review – a wonderfully inventive creation
These free-spirited arrangements of songs from the Travelling community find Sam Lee at his engaging best

Neil Spencer

15, Mar, 2015 @8:00 AM

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