Singing with Nightingales – Live at Home | Songlines
Monday, April 20, 2020

Singing with Nightingales – Live at Home

A special online broadcast featuring nightingale song, poetry and storytelling has been announced to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day

Sam Lee CREDIT Andrew Hasson

Folk singer Sam Lee ©Andrew Hasson

The Nest Collective, in partnership with Music Declares Emergency and Culture Declares Emergency are organising a special online broadcast on April 22 at 10pm to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, an annual event celebrated in 193 countries to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

The award-winning singer and environmental activist Sam Lee (pictured) will host the event, to be broadcast live from a woodland in Sussex. There will be additional guests including musicians Bernard Butler, Seth Lakeman, Isobel Waller-Bridge, Jessie Buckely and Cosmo Sheldrake, along with contributions from writer Robert Macfarlane, actor and theatre director Simon McBurney and broadcaster and Folk on Foot founder Matthew Bannister. 

The live broadcast aims to replicate – at least in spirit – cellist Beatrice Harrison's 1924 BBC broadcast and duet with a nightingale, the original inspiration behind Sam Lee's Singing with Nightingales season, taking place for the first time online between April 29-May 9. See for more details.

Singing With Nightingales: Live at Home will be broadcast as an audio stream via on YouTube Live from 10pm-1am on April 22. 


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