Sam Lee (singer) with James Keay on keyboard

…………….yet there the nightingale
Filled all the desert with inviolable voice

St James Garlickhythe is a church intimately connected with wandering and pilgrimage, and in olden times was called ‘The Lantern’ because its lit up high windows were so visible from the River Thames.  The singer, Sam Lee, a latter-day folk pilgrim, links through his work to some of the themes explored in The Waste Land: the role of the Thames and rivers in English folk music; the life of the nightingale; and the existence of the spirit / folk world in contemporary life.



St James Garlickhythe

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