Sat, 13 May|
St Mary's Church Guildford
*LAST FEW TICKETS* Sam Sweeney Solo Concert at St Mary's Church
Tickets released due to last minute returns. Book online before 10:30 am 13 May or contact us to pay at the door.
Time & Location
13 May 2023, 19:30 BST
St Mary's Church Guildford, Quarry St, Guildford GU1 3UA, UK
About the event
IMPORTANT: Discount for Workshop + Concert Bundle - please book through the Workshop Event Page
Sam Sweeney - solo evening concert and afternoon workshop for fiddle players
“The fiddler with the Midas touch… an English equivalent of the great Irish fiddle player Martin Hayes.” **** The Guardian
After the release of his three critically acclaimed albums, The Unfinished Violin, Unearth Repeat and Escape That, Sam Sweeney is taking to the road for a few exclusive, intimate, totally acoustic solo performances, playing some of his favourite tunes.
In addition to the evening concert, Sam will be holding a workshop for fiddle players in the afternoon. Both the workshop and concert will be taking place in the beautiful, historic St Mary’s Church in the centre of Guildford.
Nominated four times, and winner in 2015, of Musician Of The Year BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Sam is a veteran of the mighty Bellowhead, former and inaugural artistic director of the National Youth Folk Ensemble, founder member of the acclaimed instrumental trio Leveret, and “one of the defining English fiddle players of his generation” (Mark Radcliffe) at the forefront of the revival in English traditional music.
Sam has also recorded and performed with The Full English, Eliza Carthy, Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings, Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party, Emily Portman, Martin Carthy, as well as his own critically acclaimed show Made In The Great War.
Both the concert and workshop are suitable for all ages (we offer a 20% discount to under 25s). Although there are no age restrictions, all under 18s must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.