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Verity Sharp with Nightingale Duets

Verity Sharp presents a collaboration between singer and fiddle player Alice Zawadski, singer Sam Lee and a nightingale. Plus guitarist Robert Svard and The Incredible String Band.

Every Spring during the months of April and May the woods of Sussex resound with the songs of the nightingale. This year singer and folk song collector Sam Lee is venturing into the woods accompanied by musician colleagues who have volunteered to make music with the nightingales. Each night at 23.30 from Tuesday 10th to Friday 13th May, we hear what happens when nature's finest singers meet with human artistic creation. The first duet is with singer and fiddle player Alice Zawadzki, backed by Sam Lee.

Plus Verity Sharp presents a fresh take on flamenco from Swedish guitarist Robert Svärd, and revisits The Incredible String Band at their experimental best in the 1967 Chelsea Sessions.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Yma Sumac


    • Voice Of The Xtabay...And Other Exotic Delights.
    • Rev-Ola.
    • 24.
  • Electrelane


    • The Power Out.
    • Too Pure.
    • 4.
  • Demitrios Halkias

    Selfos (Nightingale)

    • Why the Mountains Are Black - Primeval Greek Village Music 1907-1960.
    • Third Man Records.
    • 8.
  • Amanda Palmer & Jherek Bischoff

    Helden (feat. John Cameron Mitchell)

    • Strung Out In Heaven: A Bowie String Quartet Tribute.
    • 8FT Records.
    • 5.
  • Ash Koosha


    • I AKA I.
    • Ninja Tune.
    • 2.
  • Aziz Bahriyeli & Kudsi Ergüner Ensemble

    Ey Bülbül-ü Seyda (Oh, Crying Nightingale)

    • Gazel - Classical Sufi Music of the Ottoman Empire.
    • CMP Records.
    • 5.
  • Sam Lee & Jackie Oates

    Sweet Nightingale

    • Short Sharp Shanties Volume 2.
    • WildGoose.
    • 18.
  • Alice Zawadzki & Sam Lee

    Alice Zawazski and Sam Lee perform with a Nightingale

  • Peggy Lee

    A Nightingale Can Sing The Blues

    • The Fabulous Miss Lee.
    • World Sound.
    • 2.
  • Josquin des Prez

    Qui habitat (Psalm 90): Twenty-four-part motet

    Performer: Huelgas Ensemble.
    • Utopia Triumphans.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 3.
  • Tim Hecker

    Music Of The Air

    • Love Streams.
    • 4AD.
    • 2.
  • Claude Debussy

    The Snow is Dancing (Children's Corner)

    Music Arranger: Isao Tomita. Performer: Isao Tomita.
    • Tomita: Snowflakes are dancing.
    • RCA.
    • 1.
  • The Incredible String Band

    Little Cloud

    • The Chelsea Sessions 1967.
    • Pig’s Whisker Music.
    • 5.
  • Jonathan Badger

    It Came Down From The Night And Stood On The Porch Until I Invited It In For Tea

    • Verse.
    • Cuneiform Records.
    • 3.
  • Robert 'Robi' Svärd

    Lágrimas Secas

    • Pa’ki Pa’ka.
    • Asphalt Tango Records.
    • 7.
  • Nancy Kerr

    Lie Low

    • Sweet Visitor.
    • Little Dish Records.
    • 4.
  • Rokia Traoré

    Tu Voles (You Fly)

    • Né So.
    • Nonesuch.
    • 1.
  • Alice Zawadzki

    Alice Zawadzki performs with Nightingale


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