Alex James visits opera singer Simon Keenlyside, who splits his time between a glittering career on the stage and his remarkable ecology project in the remote Welsh mountains.
The remote mountains of Wales are a long way from Sydney Opera House, but singer Simon Keenlyside is equally at home in both places. He splits his time between a glittering career on the opera stage and his remarkable ecology project in Carmarthenshire. He has planted more than 10,000 trees, hundreds of thousands of wildflowers, and has seen barn owls, house martins and merlins return to his secluded farm.
Alex James pays him a visit and goes bird watching among the giant seqouoia and wildflower meadows. Alex also made the journey from rock musician to farmer, and discovers that Simon sees music and the natural world as the same thing.
- Sun 7 Mar 2010 06:35