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A weekend festival of folk music inspired by the natural world for Kings Place’s year-long Nature Unwrapped series.

Co-curated by Matthew Bannister’s award-winning Folk on Foot podcast, the weekend sees influential figures from the UK folk scene, Eliza Carthy, Nancy Kerr & James Fagan and Martin Simpson in evening concerts, preceded by ‘in conversation’ events with Matthew alongside film and footage from the podcasts, bringing together the podcaster’s three passions – folk music, walking and telling stories in sound.

Stay tuned for daytime events including performances from environmentally-inspired artists The Rheingans Sisters and Kitty Macfarlane and fascinating projects The Songhive Project and The Wilderness Yet.

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Wild Singing: Eliza Carthy

Folk / Nature Unwrapped

Eliza Carthy is one of the most influential figures in the UK folk scene. Ahead of a live performance, Eliza will be in conversation with Folk on Foot podcast host Matthew Bannister

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Wild Singing: Matthew Bannister presents Folk on Foot Film

Words / Wild Singing

In this talk, broadcaster Matthew Bannister takes you behind the scenes of his award-winning podcast, Folk on Foot.

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Wild Singing: The Rheingans Sisters

Folk / Wild Singing

Award-winning musicians, composers and folk scholars The Rheingans Sisters perform music from their critically acclaimed third album Bright Field, in which the natural world is the cathartic setting of many songs exploring our shared humanity.

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Wild Singing: Martin Simpson

Folk / Nature Unwrapped

Regularly voted one of the world’s greatest guitarists, Martin Simpson has been nominated for an astonishing 23 Radio 2 Folk Awards – and won artist of the year twice.

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Wild Singing: The Songhive Project

Folk / Wild Singing

Songhive is a project founded by singer and musician Rowan Piggott, comprising songs of ‘beelore’ and folksong of the British Isles, to raise awareness of the current plight of the bees.

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Wild Singing: Kitty Macfarlane

Folk / Wild Singing

Kitty Macfarlane is a songwriter and guitarist from Somerset, whose music is rich with visual imagery and written with an eco-eye. Her trademark lies in remarkably mature songwriting, a marked empathy with the environment and a strong sense of place.

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Wild Singing: Nancy Kerr and James Fagan

Folk / Nature Unwrapped

Nancy and her husband James join us for a high-energy show. Ahead of a live performance, Nancy will be in conversation with Folk on Foot podcast host Matthew Bannister.

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