Let the wild world into your eyes, your voice, your heart
Spell Songs is a musical companion piece to both The Lost Words and The Lost Spells books by acclaimed author Robert Macfarlane and award-winning illustrator Jackie Morris; creating a listening experience that intersects music, literature, language and art, as a call to reawaken our love of the wild.
On 10 December the Spell Songs ensemble released their second album: Spell Songs II, Let The Light In, reuniting the multifaceted talents and collaborative genius of Karine Polwart, Julie Fowlis, Seckou Keita, Kris Drever, Rachel Newton, Beth Porter and Jim Molyneux. All renowned musicians in their own right, together their music blends a diverse array of sounds from instruments like the kora, electroharp, cello, Indian harmonium and more, gorgeously layered with musical and linguistic influences spanning from Orkney to Senegal. The musicians will be joined on stage by Jackie Morris, painting live to music, conjuring nature with ink and watercolour.