Sam and the Unfinished Violin

SAM Sweeney comes to Wiltshire Music Centre at Bradford on Avon on Friday 10th May, playing  The Unfinished Violin – as seen on BBC Breakfast and The Antiques Roadshow.

The programme features violin music inspired by a story that unfolded to television audiences. Sam has created a live show and album inspired by The Great War and the instrument that was carved but never finished by Richard Howard in 1915.

Joining Bellowhead as a teenager, Sam rapidly established himself as one of the great instrumentalists in contemporary folk. He has also released two albums with Hannah James, appeared on albums and stages with Eliza Carthy, Martin Carthy, Jon Boden, Fay Hield and Sam Carter, been a part of the Full English project, won the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Musician of the Year, and since 2014 has toured and recorded with Rob Harbron and Andy Cutting as Leveret.

Rob, along with guitarist Jack Rutter, pianist Becky Price, double bassist Ben Nicholls and a brass and string section, appear with Sam on The Unfinished Violin.

Following his Wiltshire May date, Sam wll be back in the south west on 5th August for the Sidmouth Folk Week and at Lyme Regis Folk Festival on 1st September.