|14th April 2020|
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow City Centre G2 3NY
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It is with regret that due to the escalating situation with regard to coronavirus in the UK and the subsequent venue closure, this event will be postponed. A new date will be announced and the box office will be in touch with bookers as soon as possible.
Please note Kerry Andrew is no longer performing at this event.
2019 saw The Lost Words: Spell Songs, a musical companion piece to The Lost Words: A Spell Book by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris enjoy standing ovations at sell-out performances in major venues across the UK.
Spell Songs was a highlight of The Hay International Literary Festival in May, and in August they were invited to perform at the BBC’s Lost Words Prom in the Royal Albert Hall.
Recognising great musical potential within the pages, Folk by the Oak eagerly commissioned Spell Songs. They invited eight remarkable musicians whose music engages deeply with landscape and nature, to respond to the creatures, art and language of The Lost Words. Scottish musicians Karine Polwart, Julie Fowlis, Kris Drever and Rachel Newton (Glasgow) join Seckou Keita, Kerry Andrew, Beth Porter and Jim Molyneux to sing nature back to life through the power of music, poetry, art and magic.
Spell Songs is a performance rich in spoken voice, whispers, accents, dialects, native languages, proverbs, sayings, birdsong, river chatter and insect hum, alongside beguiling music, poetry and visual beauty.
With her visionary artistic skill, Jackie will also be painting live at each venue, conjuring creatures using inks and poetry.
Lost Words author and artist Jackie Morris and award-winning musician, author and Spell Singer Karine Polwart will begin the evening with an enlightening talk on the origins, ethos and enduring influence of The Lost Words book.
Image Credit: Elly Lucas
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