American singer-songwriter Sam Amidon returns to Symphonic Sessions this November for an evening of song, storytelling and folk music at Birmingham’s Hockley Social Club.

Whether you’re a life-long fan or a folk first timer, the combination of Sam’s dreamy vocals layered with the warm tones of strings from the CBSO (arranged by Nico Muhly) promise for a special evening…

As always, there’ll be mouth-watering street food from Hockley’s vendors and a well-stocked bar. Dai Pai Dong, Beef On the Block and Greidy's Wings & Strips will be serving up their distinctive flavours at this performance. Plus, Nina McKendrick will be DJ-ing before and after to keep the mood going.

Doors open - 6pm
Last orders for hot food - 7:45pm
Live music from Sam Amidon X CBSO Strings - 8pm
DJ set from Nina McKendrick - 8:30pm
More live music from Sam Amidon X CBSO Strings - 9:15pm
Post-show DJ set from Nina McKendrick - 9:45pm

About Symphonic Sessions: Sam Amidon X CBSO Strings

Since his 2001 debut album of Irish instrumentals, US folk artist Sam Amidon has been twisting and tenderising traditional music

The Guardian

Symphonic Sessions: What can I expect?

Have a listen to some of the pieces you can expect to hear at our upcoming Symphonic Sessions: Sam Amidon X CBSO Strings Sam Amidon

Set list

  • Sam Amidon, Kedron 
  • Way Go Lily 
  • Wild Bill Jones 
  • How Come The Blood 
  • Saro 
  • Wedding Dress 
  • …And other surprises on the night 


  • Sam Amidon performing at Hockley Social Club

    Sam Amidon

  • Photograph of Nina McKendrick DJ-ing in front of a neon sign with one hand raised.

    Nina McKendrick