Mercury Prize nominated folk singer, conservationist and activist Sam Lee returns to Canterbury with songs from his third studio album.

Old Wow is the third album from Sam Lee reworking the folk song canon. It illustrates a deeper intention for Sam to how our heritage songs teach us of our ancient but modern relationship to the natural world, our connections to it, and the past and future.

Sam has for decades worked in nature connection and conservation through the unique lens of folksong as a vital means to celebrating and understanding it. Nevermore have we needed art to help us broker the issues of what we are losing. These songs are offered as agents for reconnection and change, to find new lyrical messages that respects their roots yet makes them relevant for a modern time reckoning with a shifting landscape.

Sam Lee’s 2012 debut album Ground of its Own was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize.  Recently was featured singing in episode of Peaky Blinders, has co-produced a “stars of folk” feature for UK Vogue and returns to Gulbenkian following his incredible performance in 2019 as part of his Singing with Nightingales Tour.

The Nature Immersion Walks
In collaboration with Friends of the Earth and The Nest Collective, announcing Old WOW UK TOUR’s Extra Addition – The Nature Immersion Walks. Morning after the night before close to the venue. These will take place at 7 locations across the Tour exclusively for all Friends of the Earth ‘Take Climate Action’ group members & tour ticket holders.

16 Feb – Canterbury, No Man’s Orchard To Pilgrims Way

You can sign up to participate in the walks here: https://forms.gle/Vz8W5f1qLfa15wkr6

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Sam Lee: “Old Wow” Tour 2020

Sat 15 February 2020

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