Well, as if one former BELLOWHEAD member wasn't enough for the latest in our series of online sessions, we're proud to bring you a second. This Friday (11th December), we thrilled to announce the we'll be spending an online hour or so with fiddle-player SAM SWEENEY
 
Nominated four times, and winner in 2015, of Musician Of The Year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Sam is a veteran of the mighty 11-piece, former and inaugural artistic director of the NATIONAL YOUTH FOLK ENSEMBLE, founder member of the acclaimed instrumental trio LEVERET, and "one of the defining English fiddle players of his generation" (Mark Radcliffe) at the forefront of the revival in English traditional music.
 
 
Sam has made two critically acclaimed solo albums (The Unfinished Violin and Unearth Repeat) and has also recorded and performed with THE FULL ENGLISH, ELIZA CARTHY, JON BODEN & THE REMNANT KINGS, FAY HIELD, EMILY PORTMAN, MARTIN CARTHY, as well as his own critically acclaimed show Made In The Great War.
 
The focus of these "an hour or so with..." events is very much on chat, although each guest will play a few live songs too. You are invited to ask questions in the comments, so it is very interactive... the more people watch and engage, the better it will be for everyone. The events are free, although there is a PayPal donations box, with 100 per cent of the donations going direct to the guest. You can donate at paypal.me/downendfolkclub, or simply point your smartphone or tablet camera at the QR code below and follow the instructions on screen.

We'll continue to do these online sessions until Christmas, as concerts aren't possible, and we'll asses the situation in the New Year.