sam sweeney Bio, Age, Net Worth, Career, Unfinished Violin, Songs, Album, Story Behind the Tragedy of War

sam sweeney Bio

Sam Sweeney is a multi-instrumental English folk musician. He was born on 27 February 1989 in Nottingham England.Sweeney is commonly known for winning a number of awards including the ‘In The Tradition’ award and the ‘Wiltshire Folk Association Young Folk Award’, which he won for two years in succession.

He was nominated for the ‘Musician of the Year’ award at the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and won this award at the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

sam sweeney Age

He is 31 years old as of 2019, having been born on 27 February 1989 in Nottingham, England, where he grew discovering his ability and interest in instruments as a teenager.

sam sweeney Height and Weight

Information concerning his physical appearance is not yet updated including his height and body weight.

sam sweeney Net Worth

He has grown in fame and wealth since he discovered his potential in the music career. He currently has an estimated net worth of about $100K-1M, this is with exclusion of his annual salary and property owned.

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sam sweeney Career

Sweeney started playing the fiddle at age six, and first performed as a soloist at folk festivals in 2001. From 2002 to 2010

Sweeney was part of the East Midlands-based folk band Kerfuffle, playing fiddle, viola, and cajon, and singing. When Kerfuffle disbanded, Sam continued playing with accordion player and singer Hannah James as the duo Hannah James and Sam Sweeney.

As of 2008, Sweeney is also a member of the award-winning eleven-piece folk band Bellowhead, playing fiddle and English bagpipes.

As of 2009 he tours with Jon Boden and the Remnant Kings, playing both drums and fiddle, sometimes simultaneously.

He is also a member of Fay Hield’s band, originally named the Fay Hield Trio but as of 2012 called Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party.

sam sweeney The Unfinished Violin

The Unfinished Violin is a superb album. The quality of the musicianship and the sensitive and sympathetic reading of the songs collected on it means that it should rightfully be considered one of the best folk albums of 2018. It’s context and story, however, suggests that it has a good chance of being considered one of the most important too.

sam sweeney Story Behind the Tragedy of War

Sam had been using his violin all the while, but having uncovered the extent and poignance of its history, he set about responding to its story creatively. At first, he had devised a live show, Sam Sweeney’s Fiddle: Made In The Great War, but more recently, he decided that his debut album as a bandleader, entitled The Unfinished Violin, would be the next project inspired by the instrument and its story.

The album opens with Highland Soldier, a tune collected by a soldier killed at the battle of the Somme, and includes songs such as The Girl I Left Behind Me – a song which has always been significant in relation to war and soldiers leaving their homes. Sweeney hopes the album can carry listener’s thoughts beyond matters of war, but in the approach to the 100th anniversary of Armistice day, it has been firmly in people’s minds for that reason alone.

sam sweeney Songs

  • How Long Will I Love You
  • About Time: Original Motion Picture
    Soundtrack · 2013
  • The Battle Of The Somme
  • The Unfinished Violin · 2018
  • Highland Soldier
  • The Unfinished Violin · 2018
  • The Girl I Left Behind Me
  • The Unfinished Violin · 2018
  • Gaol Song
  • Catches & Glees · 2009
  • The Wellesley
  • The Unfinished Violin · 2018
  • St Patrick’s Day – Young May Moon
  • The Unfinished Violin · 2018
  • Rose Howard
  • Made in the Great War · 2014
  • Sad Am I
  • The Unfinished Violin · 2018
  • Eventide
  • The Unfinished Violin · 2018
  • The Old Brags
  • The Unfinished Violin · 2018
  • The Shell That Shook The Billet
  • The Unfinished Violin · 2018
  • Begone Dull Care
  • The Unfinished Violin · 2018
  • Valiant Soldier
  • The Unfinished Violin · 2018
  • The King Of Prussia’s March
  • The Unfinished Violin · 2018
  • The Rising Of The Lark
  • The Unfinished Violin · 2018
  • The Palace of Varieties
  • Made in the Great War · 2014
    A Lament
  • The Unfinished Violin · 2018
  • The Ballad of Richard Howard
  • Made in the Great War · 2014
  • Flaxley Green Dance / The Old Wife of
    Coverdale
  • Catches & Glees · 2009
  • You Are the One
  • Catches & Glees · 2009
  • July 7th 1916
  • Made in the Great War · 2014
  • Bagpipers/Mount Hills
    2017
  • Interlude
  • The Unfinished Violin · 2018
  • Prologue
  • Made in the Great War · 2014
  • Remembering
  • Made in the Great War · 2014
  • June 7th 1917 – Zero Day
  • Made in the Great War · 2014
  • July 24th 1917 – Leeds
  • Made in the Great War · 2014
  • Dick’s Maggot / Dog Leap Stairs
  • Catches & Glees · 2009
  • Conscription
  • Made in the Great War · 2014
  • Wee Weaver
  • Catches & Glees · 2009
  • Paragon 2019

sam sweeney Album

  • The Unfinished Violin
    2018
  • Made in the Great War
    2014