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Sam Lee's Singing with Nightingales at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre

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Time 22:00
Date 28/04/18
Price £15

Join Mercury Prize-nominated folk artist and naturalist Sam Lee as he is joined by some of the finest musicians in the land, for this immersive, one-off collaboration with nightingales.

Sam Lee is 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.

Sam Lee’s spoken and sung narrative creates a guided imaginatory forest walk, drawing audiences into the lore of the woods with transporting folk songs.

Joining Sam on stage are Kadialy Kouyate, a singer-songwriter and kora player inspired by the West African Griot repertoire, and Irish musician Dónal Kearney whose musical outlets include travelling music production Tourist Walk, Irish-American group Bosca, folk/soul band TRÚ and original collaborative project, weavers.

This meditative journey is accompanied by immersive lighting and a live audio feed of the evening chorus as it fades to silence, followed by the signature duet as performers join with the birds’ after-dark song.

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.

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COMPETITION: Win 1x pair of tickets to attend Sam Lee's Singing with Nightingales at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre at 22:00 on Saturday 28 April. To enter the competition, send an email to vienna@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected.

Q: Fun fact: Did you know, only the bachelor male Nightingale sings? Now onto the question... The Nightingale is the national bird of which country?
A: .1) Iran .2)  Atlantis .3) Neverland .4) Pandora