Towards the end of 2019, I was on panels discussing Decolonising Culture (Royal Academy) and Reimagining Britain (Queen Mary, University of London/ Wasafiri Magazine’s 35th anniversary). Many… Read more “Imagining the future”
Sam Lee is a celebrated folk singer, collector, interpreter and revivalist of old folk songs. With ‘The Moon Shines Bright’, Sam borrows from the Gypsy and traveller tradition a song which asks us to stop and see what our increasingly standardised world is doing to us.
On ‘The Moon Shines Bright’ Sam’s joined by Elizabeth Fraser who weaves a magical fragment of the Scottish folk song ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’ into ‘The Moon Shines Bright’.
With themes of dark, short days, the end of one year and the start of another, of the Winter Solstice, of the impermanence of life and need to love, be loved, forgive, hope, nurture and connect with nature, this is the perfect song to herald the New Year.
Wishing love and peace.
Find out more about Sam Lee and the recording of ‘The Moon Shines Bright’ – here
Hear an earlier version of ‘The Moon Shines Bright’ recorded four or five years ago, sung at Winchester Cathedral without Elizabeth Fraser – here
Find out more about Sam Lee and his forthcoming tour – here
More about Elizabeth Fraser – here
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