Singing with Nightingales
Coming again to Green Farm in April & May 2020
Come to the Shadoxhurst woodland, sit by the fireside and listen to intoxicating song, as some of the finest musicians in the land duet with the sweet sound of the nightingale
Immerse yourself in the folklore and ways of our native birds, savour the music of world renowned guest artists from folk, classical, world music, and jazz arenas.
Join us in a rare and thrilling journey as darkness falls upon the springtime woodlands around Green Farm.
You are invited not just to listen to these birds in ear-tinglingly close proximity, but to share an evening around the fire, delving into your hosts’ and guest musicians' own funds of rare songs and stories.
Each night features a carefully chosen host – an ornithological expert and fund of knowledge on the ways of the woods – plus a very special guest musician. After a filling supper and fine drinking round the fire, the group of around 20 will walk in silence and darkness into the nightingale’s habitat, not only to listen to these majestic birds, but to share in an improvised collaboration; to experience what happens when bird and human virtuosi converge in musical collaboration.
Sam Lee's Singing with Nightingales at Green Farm
Programme & Booking
This year we will again have some outstanding musicians, including, of course, Sam Lee. Please see the Singing with Nightingales website for more information.
Accommodation at Green Farm
We are delighted to welcome The Outdoor People again who will be offering hosted deluxe camping with breakfast to support these evenings. The Outdoor People is a social enterprise dedicated to getting inner-city outdoors and active. We are partnered with them to bring disadvantaged families from inner-city London (Hackney, Southwark etc.) to Green Farm. All the proceeds from The Outdoor People's involvement in Singing with Nightingales will support these efforts.
SwN Spa Stays
Why not extend your visit to Green Farm and indulge in a Spa Stay? Stay the night in the beautiful Green Farm House and enjoy a Spa Day either before or after your evening with the Nightingales. Click here for details
BBC Breakfast 2nd May 2017
BBC Radio 4 Today programme 2nd May 2017
Will Parsons: Singing with Nightingales and Pilgrimage leader
How to Book
Singing with Nightingales at Green Farm
on 19th, 20th, 21st April & 17th, 18th, 19th May 2019
to book, please go to: