Since bursting on to the folk scene at the end of the Noughties, Mercury Prize nominee
Sam Lee has blazed a trail as an outstanding singer and song collector. Lee is a
21st-century artist, collecting new versions of old songs on his iPhone and laptop,
but his repertoire is steeped in the reek and smoke of folk history and lore, its
tales of love, parting, exile and murder bound by a sympathetic magic still resonant
today, parting the veil on vivid scenes from our islands’ deep history.