George Sansome is a vibrant trad folk singer and guitarist originally from Worcester, now based in Leeds, UK. His relaxed stage presence and engaging delivery make for a captivating and exciting performance.
George’s ten years (and counting) of playing with BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award nominees Granny’s Attic have cultivated a love of traditional song and he has come into his own as a singer and accompanist. After three albums with Granny’s Attic and countless gigs across the UK and Europe, his singing has matured and his guitar accompaniment has become refined and skilful. Over the past few years George has been gradually carving his own path as an engaging solo performer of traditional music and has assuredly found his own voice.
Outside of his work with Granny’s Attic, George regularly performs with other musicians including in a duo with Matt Quinn, and with Leeds-based ceilidh band Captain Bullhead. He was in the cast of Mick Ryan’s most recent folk opera “Here At The Fair”, and guested on Pete Morton‘s 2020 album “A Golden Thread”. In 2020 George was invited by Janis Ian to take part in her “Better Times” project.
George’s self-titled debut album, released in 2020, has been well-received and was featured on national radio. It was listed as one of Songlines magazine’s “Essential 10 Folk Albums of 2020”.
“He manages to convey simplicity and complexity at the same time – one of the hardest things for an artist to do.”
“Supremely skilled, stylish, nimble and highly musical”
“There’s a lot to be said for Sansome’s uncluttered approach, he has the vocals and guitar skills to stand alone”
Folk Radio UK
“There is a sweetness to his singing that stays with you”
English Dance and Song
“As a singer, George has much to offer… with a believably youthful (yet maturely considered) expressiveness”
“Not only is George Sansome a skilled and sensitive interpreter of traditional songs, he is also fine guitarist and arranger”
“Sweet and uplifting singing and guitar”