Folk musician sings Great War songs for nostalgia night

Folk singer Sam Lee sings wartime folk songs and tells personal stories of people in four rural communities, including Witney and West Oxfordshire at Cogges farm

Folk singer Sam Lee sings wartime folk songs and tells personal stories of people in four rural communities, including Witney and West Oxfordshire at Cogges farm

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FOLK singer Sam Lee led an evening of story and song after collecting FirstWorld War tales and songs from residents in West Oxfordshire.

Mr Lee performed the show at Cogges Manor Farm Museum, in Church Lane, Witney, on Sunday night.

The singer devised the show called Forever England, also featuring musicians Nico Brown, Cosmo Sheldrake and Gwendolen Chatfield, to mark the centenary of the outbrealk of the First World War.

The story of a local morris dancing side was one of those featured on the night by Mr Lee, who said before the concert: “I listened to the songs of Ducklington Morris, who revived their dances after learning routines from one survivor who came back from the war.”

Cogges' director, Colin Shone, said: “It was a full house, with 200 people in our beautiful wheat barn.

“There was a real mix in the audience with young and old attending and there were some very evocative local stories.”

  •  Do you have any stories related to the First World War? Call our newsdesk on 01865 425500 or email ww1@oxfordmail.co.uk

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