Sam Lee’s Singing with Nightingales

Sussex Forest

Thursday 14 April 2016

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Thursday 14 April 2016
19:00 - 00:30 (doors at 19:00)
Live Music, Something A Little Different, Walks & Tours
Live Music
Over 18


April 14th 2016 Til May 21st – Various Dates

Strictly Limited to 20 places per night

Secret Location, near Lewes, Sussex

7pm until midnight


Join folk singer Sam Lee and other celebrated musicians for a very intimate journey deep into the Springtime Sussex forest to experience the rare and intoxicating song of the Nightingale, be regaled with songs, stories, folklore and ornithological wisdom on this magical bird. Included in the evening will be a gourmet backwoods feast round an open fire and music from some extremely special guest artists.

Special guest artists to be announced soon

All dietary requirements catered for

B&B available in the stunning Mount Harry (in-house and yurt options available).

Nb. You need to buy a ‘Nightingale’ ticket before you purchase accommodation, as a bed doesn’t guarantee you a ticket for the walk. See prices below for B&B option


More info about The Nightingales

For a few short weeks from mid April onwards a few thousand Nightingales annually fly to the southern UK from the Central African forests and can be heard, in a just few special locations, taking up sonorous residence after dusk. The male birds territorially serenade about the scrubs and field margins with their magnificent and highly venerated song. Folk singer, song collector and nature lover Sam Lee has built a reputation of celebrating this ‘very African bird’ with his annual sell out excursions. This year he invites you not just the chance to listen to these birds in ear tinglingly close proximity but to share his own fund of rare songs and improvised collaboration along with some very special guest musicians. Sam’s 2014 BBC Radio 4 documentary ‘Singing with the Nightingales’ was nominated for a BBC Radio Award in 2015 and this year he returns for a few special nights of immersive guidings offering a deeply wondrous, romantic and very potent experience like no other.

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Sussex Forest
Lewes Lewes, Lewes, BN7 2UP


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