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Sam Lee On World Cafe

Sam Lee.
Sam Lee.

Sam Lee and friends are in the World Cafe studio today for a set of lovingly updated British folk music. Lee made his name by collecting, restoring and sharing ancient music from Britain and Ireland, as well as the Roma (Gypsy) and Irish Traveler communities. Before releasing his first album in 2012, Lee immersed himself in music: Unsatisfied with songbooks and rare recordings, he sought out people who knew the songs and learned them firsthand.

Lee has a wonderful way with performance, as he breathes new life into ancient music while avoiding an overly academic or dry treatment. Here, he and his band perform a set of songs from his most recent album, The Fade In Time, released earlier this year.

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