'...suddenly it begins: the strangest and most wonderful concert'

- The Observer

 

Come to the forest, sit by the fireside and listen to intoxicating song, as some of the finest musicians in the land duet with the rare and sweet song of the nightingale.

Immerse yourself in the folklore and ways of our native birds, dine on a gourmet, backwoods feast with fine cheer, woodsmoke and hearty stories of the land and the songs sprung from it.

Savour the music of world renowned guest artists from folk, classical, world music and jazz arenas in the most unusual and sublime of concerts.

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

 

You are invited not just to listen to these birds in ear-tinglingly close proximity, but to share an evening around the fire, delving into your hosts’ and guest musicians' own funds of rare songs and stories.

Each night features a carefully chosen host - an ornithological expert and fund of knowledge on the ways of the woods - plus a very special guest musician. After a filling supper and fine drinking round the fire, the group of around 20 people each will walk in silence and darkness into the nightingale’s habitat, not only to listen to these majestic birds, but to share in an improvised collaboration; to experience what happens when bird and human virtuosi converge in musical collaboration.