The importance of keeping traditional folk songs and keeping biodiversity is intrinsically interwoven.

The incredible Sam Lee is Director of the Nest Collective, Mercury Prize nominated & award winning folk singer, song collector, radio host, broadcaster and animateur. He shows us how the preservation of traditional folk songs is not unlike the preservation of biodiversity.

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Sam Lee is Director of the Nest Collective, Mercury Prize nominated & award winning folk singer, song collector, radio host, broadcaster and animateur.

Since bursting on to the folk scene at the end of the Noughties, Sam Lee has blazed a trail as an outstanding singer and song collector. He’s also been the driving force behind the eclectic, award-winning folk club The Nest Collective, which has brought traditional music to all kinds of new stages and venues, as well as the founder of a burgeoning song collectors’ movement that inspires a new generation of performers to draw on living source singers rather than books and records.

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