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LYME FOLK WEEKEND: SAM SWEENEY—THE UNFINISHED VIOLIN

Sunday 1 September 2019

Bringing the curtain down on the last night of Lyme Regis's folk festival is one of the scene's most talked-about musicians.

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Bar opens 6:30 P.M.
Starts 7:30 P.M.
Advance and on the door £18.00

Unreserved Seating

Tickets available in person from Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres and over the phone on 01297 442138.

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Bringing the curtain down on the last night of Lyme Regis's folk festival is one of the scene's most talked-about musicians.

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.