Sam Lee’s Singing With Nightingales

Date:Mon 07 May
Time:8pm
Venue:J2
Price:£17 adv

This Spring, naturalist and Mercury Prize-nominated folk artist Sam Lee and special guests bring the celebrated Singing With Nightingales starlit walks indoors. Live broadcasting the irrepressible nocturnal courtship song of nightingales, this series of unique concerts introduces human-bird duets in a new theatrical experience.

Presented by worldwide roots music promoter, The Nest Collective, these groundbreaking concerts weave a narrative of song and story concerning the nightingale's role in folklore, landscape and migration, overshadowed by their current alarming decline. Hear their song and its powerful effect while you still can.

"The strangest and most wonderful concert" - The Observer

“Absolutely gorgeous…” - BBC Radio 4

PLUS SUPPORT FROM:
Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh

If you're wondering how to pronounce his name, try "Kwee-veen Oh Rye Alla" on for size. It's not quite right, but as a first attempt it's not too shabby.
 
Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh makes music on a 10-string fddle called the hardanger d'amore, and travels the world as a solo musician, in various duos, and as a member of two bands, The Gloaming and This is How we Fly. He has performed on some of the most beautiful stages in the world, including the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Albert Hall and the Lincoln Center. He has made ffteen recordings to date, ranging from quite traditional to fairly out there, and continues to explore the region where traditional music begins to disintegrate. Caoimhín is known as a collaborator, having worked with artists such as Laurie Anderson, Amiina and Vincent Moon. He has made music for theatre and flm, including music for the Oscar-nominated movie Brooklyn and Volker Schlondorff's Return to Montauk.
 
"the most imaginative and fascinating musician in all of trad" - Earle Hitchner, Irish Echo, USA
 
"the missing link between Martin Hayes and Purple Haze" - Nick Kelly, Irish Independent

Fiston Lusambo

London based Fiston Lusambo is a virtuoso guitarist, famous for his fluid style blending choppy rhythm playing with sinuous lead lines. He first came into the spotlight in Orchestra Virunga, the group formed around seminal Congolese artist Samba Mapangala.
 
He is bandleader of Zong Zing All Stars, leading exponents of 'cavacha' - the uplifting dance rhtyhm at the core of central African music, which gave rise to 'soukous' in Congo, 'makosa' in Cameroon, and 'coupez decallez' in Côte d'Ivoire.

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Doors price £19

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Bar and Box Office open 1 hour before show start time.

All prices shown include booking fees.

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