Hatfield House, Herts, Sunday 14 July 2019

Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris

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This year we have something rather different for you, a unique double act that we are sure you will love, although unusually for our Acorn Stage you will be revelling in the spoken word rather than song!

With our latest commission, The Lost Words - Spell Songs, we have had the opportunity to work with some incredible artists , not least Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris, authors of The Lost Words - A Spell Book, the original inspiration for Spell Songs.

From the day we first approached them with the idea of creating a musical companion piece to their remarkable book, Robert and Jackie have been enthusiastic and instrumental participants in the creation of Spell Songs, working alongside the artists to provide insight, inspiration and even new material that has raised our commission to heights we never dared dream of.

Having worked so closely with them over the last few months we have been privy to the remarkable wit and warmth that is shared between Robert and Jackie. We are over the moon that both authors can join us at our festival, and that we can share this magic with you at Folk by the Oak.

This talk promises to be as entertaining as it is informative, as humorous as it is inspirational, and the perfect 'warm-up' act to the Spell Songs set on the Main Stage!