Sam Lee's Singing with Nightingales

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Join naturalist and Mercury Prize-nominated folk artist Sam Lee and special guests, Georgia Ruth and Pete Judge, as they collaborate with nightingales in this immersive one-off event, bringing the celebrated Singing With Nightingales starlit events indoors. Live broadcasting the irrepressible nocturnal courtship song of nightingales, this unique concert introduces human-bird duets in a new theatrical experience.

Presented by worldwide roots music promoter, The Nest Collective, Sam Lee’s spoken and sung narrative creates a guided imaginary forest walk, drawing audiences into the lore of the woods with transporting folk songs. The event culminates in a live audio feed of the nightingales’ celebrated song, as the musicians join this most rare and musical of birds in a remarkable duet. Hear their song and its powerful effect while you still can.

"The strangest and most wonderful concert" - The Observer

"Absolutely gorgeous..." - Today Programme, BBC Radio 4

"A special evening full of music, magic and myth" - Caroline Lucas, Green Party


Supporting Artists

Georgia Ruth is a Cardiff-based musician and songwriter from Aberystwyth in West Wales. Her debut album Week of Pines won the Welsh Music Prize in 2013, and she released her second (Fossil Scale) in 2016. She appeared as a guest vocalist on the Manic Street Preachers' Futurology album, and has toured extensively in India: both as a member of Ghazalaw (whose debut record was released on Cerys Matthews' Marvels of the Universe label) and as part of the British Council's Folk Nations project. Georgia presents a weekly music show on BBC Radio Cymru, and has also presented 'World on 3' for BBC Radio 3.


Pete Judge is a musician and composer, based in Bristol UK, and has just released his first solo album, a collection of compositions for solo piano. He plays with and composes for acclaimed post-jazz quartet Get The Blessing (BBC Jazz Award winners), multi-instrumental acoustic trio Three Cane Whale, and ambient-minimalist-improvising duo Eyebrow. Tours and session work include Super Furry Animals, Noel Gallagher (on BBC’s Later…with Jools Holland), Jim Moray, John Parish, Marc Gauvin, and many others. He has also composed music for theatre, film & live ensemble, including Travelling Light Theatre Company, Tobacco Factory Theatre, Shetland Arts Trust, Portland Royal Manor Theatre, Gloucester Royal Hospital, Bristol’s Brunel 200 (the Triangulation project), Aberystwyth Silver Band, b-side multi-media festival, and (with Eyebrow) Taikabox Dance Company.

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