Bringing the curtain down on the last night of the festival is one of the folk scene’s most talked-about musicians. Sam Sweeney is a veteran of the mighty Bellowhead’s domination of British folk for 10 years, artistic director of the National Youth Folk Ensemble, founder member of the acclaimed instrumental trio Leveret, and a superb instrumentalist who was named BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year in 2015. The recent centenary of the end of the First Word War has thrown the spotlight on to his brilliant new project, The Unfinished Violin.
Sam, along with a four-piece band, tell the tale of the Unfinished Violin through a wonderfully emotional collection of tunes including many which echo back to the First World War and the fiddle’s origins.
Support for the evening comes in the shape of another regular from Lyme Folk Weekend, the wonderfully talented singer-songwriter Lee Rahn.