Sam Sweeney – Walton Folk

Sam is a BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019 – Nominated Musician Of The Year. He  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 “Britain’s Premier Fiddler” (Songlines), at the forefront of the revival in English traditional music.
After taking to the road for his first totally solo tour in 2023, Sam Sweeney is embarking on another tour… just him and a fiddle for an intimate evening of solo fiddle tunes and stories. 
This tour is a rare opportunity to spend an informal evening with “one of the defining fiddle players of his generation” (Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2).

“The fiddler with the Midas touch… an English equivalent of the great Irish fiddle player Martin Hayes.” **** The Guardian

“Sweeney’s playing is unearthly at times: the singular focus of this set and the level of its performance makes this an outstanding and deeply moving experience.” ***** - Songlines

Sunday 6 April 2025 - 12.15pm
Riverhouse Barn
Manor Road
KT12 2PF