The Mercury Prize nominated Sam Lee, driving force behind the eclectic, award-winning folk club The Nest Collective, explores the rich history of vernacular folk song & story in Hull City and District, singing a collection of songs from in and around the city. Through recorded testimonials that capture the current and historical oral traditions extant amongst the residents, Sam Lee creates a sonic triptych combining choral and arranged accompaniment to portrait the city and its ever-changing character.
Sam Lee said
“Hull City and its many local voices will soon be playground of sounds and stories to forage in and for that I can’t wait. What a treat it will be to dig into the rich seam of music so richly folded into this historic place”
Sam Lee vocals, samples, Jew's harp, shruti box
James Keay piano, violin
Francesca Simmons violin, viola, musical saw
Featuring recorded interviews with Renie Smith and Ken Knox
Hullucination is commissioned by The Nest Collective.
Produced with the support of partners and funders:
The performance of Hullucination was recorded live by the BBC at Holy Trinity Church, Hull on 2 July 2017 and broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 6 July 2017.
(P) 2018 BBC
© 2018 NMC Recordings Ltd
Catalogue number: NMC DL201707
Release Date: 20 April 2018