"a work of vision and brilliance" - fRoots Magazine *****
"We need new dreamers to find a new way, new stories to shape the future, new songs, always, new songs." - Jackie Morris
The album CD will be presented within a beautiful hardback book format featuring exclusive new Spells by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris with accompanying new artwork.
General release 12 July 2019
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Also available from 12 July as Limited First Edition Box Set Vinyl double album packaged in a high quality presentation box
The presentation box also contains the CD Book, featuring exclusive new Spells by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris with accompanying new artwork, so there is no need to purchase both.
500 box sets will be available on July 12. Please pre-order early to avoid disappointment!
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“There are songs here that would live with me for the rest of my years, even if I’d had no part in their making.” - Robert Macfarlane
Click here to purchase our beautiful tour posters featuring the iconic artwork of Jackie Morris
This bespoke poster has been carefully designed for The Lost Words - Spell Songs, capturing the wildness and wonder inherent in The Lost Words book, the inspiration behind Spell Songs.
Barn Owl, White Owl, Silver Owl, Demon Owl, Night Owl, Church Owl, Cave owl, Ghost Owl... a creature of many names and awesome ability of complete silence in flight, the Ghost Owl is a much-loved native species with a long literary association with wisdom.
It therefore seemed the natural choice to represent our performance at the world's biggest literature festival with Jackie Morris's stunning Ghost Owl.
We chose the otter to represent our first gig at Snape Maltings. Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and surrounded by The Snape Marshes Nature Reserve, the sparkling open water of this protected landscape is edged with golden reeds, creating a perfect habitat for otters. A rare and beautiful mammal and a particular favourite of Jackie Morris!
For our second concert of the tour Birmingham Town Hall is represented by Jackie Morris' heron. A reminder that such wild beauty can haunt our urban spaces
"Here hunts heron. Here haunts heron.
Huge-hinged heron. Grey-winged weapon" - Robert Macfarlane
For the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester we chose Jackie Morris' stunning kingfishers.
"Rainbow bird – that sets the stream alight with burn and glitter!” - Robert Macfarlane
The old industrial Croal/Irwell Valley of Greater Manchester has been lovingly revived by the Lancashire Wildlife Trust with help from other community groups and organisations to make The Kingfisher Trail - a scenic 14 mile route connecting the rural West Pennine Moors to the urban centres of Bolton, Bury and Salford.
London and the iconic Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall and is represented by Jackie Morris' wonderful starlings.
"Ghostly swirling surging whirling melting murmuration of starling flock" - Robert Macfarlane
Once common, the mysterious and captivating sight of a starling murmuration is now rare in our capital city’s skies. A 66% crash in numbers means they are now on the RSPB Love Nature 'Red List' of UK birds most at risk. It is unclear why they have decreased so dramatically since the 1970's, but it is thought a shortage of food and nesting sites may be to blame for the decline of these incredible mimics.
"And if you sampled sneaker-squeaks and car alarms and phone ringtones you'd still come nowhere near the -
Rooftop riprap street-smart hip-hop of Starling Song" - Robert Macfarlane
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A special opportunity to own a one-off artwork, painted live by Jackie Morris on stage during a Spell Songs performance.
Painted live on stage during the performance of The Lost Words Spell Songs at Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester on 10 February 2019.
£1,000. Every penny of this sale will go towards working with music in schools.
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Painted live on stage during the performance of The Lost Words Spell Songs at Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall in London on 12 February 2019.
£1,500. Every penny of this sale will go towards working with music in schools.
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