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The Nest Collective Presents...


SAM LEE'S SINGING WITH NIGHTINGALES

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The Nest Collective Presents...


SAM LEE'S SINGING WITH NIGHTINGALES

In spring 2020, join Sam Lee in the forest, enjoy songs & folklore by the fireside, and listen as the finest musicians in the land duet with the sweet sound of the nightingale.

"Still aglow. One of the most profound and magical nights of my life." – John M

You are invited to share an evening around the fire, delving into your host's funds of rare songs and stories, and, after dark, stepping silently into the woods to listen to the nightingales in ear-tinglingly close proximity.

Join us in a rare and thrilling journey as darkness falls upon the springtime woodlands of southern England.

 

ALL TICKETS ON SALE FROM 19th NOVEMBER

If you purchased an early-bird ticket for Singing With Nightingales 2020, please check your emails for information on how to book.

 
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Each night is hosted by naturalist and folk singer Sam Lee, who is joined by a very special guest musician - different each time.

After a filling supper and fine drinking round the fire (food & drinks provided), the group of around 25 will walk in silence and darkness into the nightingales’ habitat, not just to listen to these majestic birds, but also to experience an improvised collaboration between bird and human virtuosi.

"If you have never heard a nightingale before this will bring magic into your life" – Alan Davey (Controller, BBC Radio 3)

Each year, for a few months from mid-April, a few thousand nightingales fly to the southern UK from Africa. They can be heard in just a small number of special locations, taking up songful residence after dusk. The territorial males serenade loyally each night for no more than six weeks among the blackthorn and forest margins, giving unbelievable privilege to those who know where to go. 

Inspired by infamous recordings of cellist Beatrice Harrison playing with nightingale as far back as 1924, folk singer, song collector and nature lover Sam Lee has been hosting reverent celebrations of this endangered bird each spring since 2014. These span multiple events at different sites, a ‘Pick of the year’ BBC Radio 4 documentary, a critically acclaimed adaptation for theatres and concert halls, and many broadcasts on BBC Radio 3.