The Nest Collective invites you to enjoy a beautiful outdoor concert with Lucy Farrell and Burd Ellen.
Every week from June to September, we gather in beautiful green spaces across London to hear extraordinary music by artists from all over the world.
In the simple way that people have done for thousands of years, we come together around the fire to enjoy music, food, drink, and the company of others.
Lucy Farrell is a songwriter, folk singer and multi-instrumentalist from Kent. A much-in-demand collaborator, she has been a key member of influential folk acts, including Eliza Carthy’s Wayward Band, the Emily Portman Trio and Carthy, Oates, Farrell & Young. As one-quarter of the critically acclaimed band The Furrow Collective, she won the ‘Best Band’ category at the BBC Folk Awards in 2018.
“One of the most refreshing interpreters of traditional song in the UK” – Songlines.
Burd Ellen is a project featuring Debbie Armour (Alasdair Roberts, Green Ribbons) and Gayle Brogan (Pefkin, Electroscope). The group uses traditional songs to explore and evoke dark landscapes and deep stories. Innovative instrumentation, drone and sound-wash support detailed vocal work to create a unique sonic atmosphere.
What the audience said:
“Getting to hear live music after so long was deeply emotional, and the feeling of collective spirit (especially now) was really powerful.”
“The sun setting over the garden and Thames and the amazing overall relaxed (yet ‘safe’) ambience of the event. Very moving to be at a live gig finally.”
“The beautiful venue, the beautiful music, the beautiful weather! Thank you so much.”
“This was my first live music event since the beginning of the year and, although the acts were brilliant, I think what will stay with me is the joy of being with people and enjoying the moment together. I feel very grateful to you all for putting on the event.”
“This event was phenomenal. I cannot wait until I attend another one… the musicians were something else. I certainly didn’t feel as though I was in Peckham, but some enchanted woodlands.”
“Walking into a wonderland of nature with beautiful music and people made me feel wonderfully elated.”
“The atmosphere was incredible, I knew I would love the music, but I loved the atmosphere just as much.”