Venue Great Hall
Running time 180 minutes
Tickets £18 | Concessions £15
Next date 30th April 8:00 pm
Wild nightingales make music with folk star Sam Lee in unique springtime concert
Wild nightingales will be among the guest artists when the Mercury Prize-nominated folk star Sam Lee brings his acclaimed SINGING WITH NIGHTINGALES event to Dartington, combining music and storytelling with a live streamed link to the woods, where the male birds sing their courtship song.
The concert is produced by folk music promoter, The Nest Collective, who’ve been holding Singing with Nightingales events in the woodlands of England since 2015, taking place again this spring in Kent, Sussex, and Gloucestershire.
For this special event, Sam Lee will be joined on stage by guest musicians and will communicate, via a live link, with an ornithologist who’ll guide us through the woodland, into one of the UK’s last remaining strongholds of the fast-disappearing bird, said to possess one of Nature’s finest voices.
Sam Lee says: “The song of the nightingale has been captivating human hearts and firing imaginations since ancient times but the numbers visiting Britain are in decline, and it is very rare to hear them now even in the countryside. Yet by combining stories, music and folklore with a live broadcast from wild starlit woods, we can conjure a journey to where the nightingale nests, so that audiences can experience the timeless magic of nightingale song in ear-tingling proximity and let them listen in in on the rarest of concerts – human musicians dueting with a superb songbird.”
Find out more: singingwithnightingales.com
SINGING WITH NIGHTINGALES is a production of The Nest Collective.
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