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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Kitty Macfarlane. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Kitty Macfarlane, often where they are interviewed.

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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Kitty Macfarlane. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Kitty Macfarlane, often where they are interviewed.

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Kitty Macfarlane on the Somerset Levels

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Kitty Macfarlane is known for her pure voice, poetic song writing and passion for the natural world. She was nominated for the Horizon award at the 2019 Radio 2 Folk Awards. Kitty was born and brought up in Somerset and is often inspired by the landscape of the county. On this unexpectedly sunny January walk, she and Matthew Bannister climb the historic Burrow Mump hill. Here she sings a song inspired by the view, “Man Friendship”.   As they walk along the nearby river, Kitty stops to sing her song about migration: “Glass Eel”. Then it’s off to her favourite bird sanctuary where they observe many different species and she sings her song about witnessing a murmuration of starlings. Finally, they discuss the influence of William Blake and John Taverner, before she sings “Lamb”. It is another thought provoking and uplifting episode.

Jul 23 2020 · 53mins

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Kitty Macfarlane's Tweet of the Week, Pt 2

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Folk singer Kitty Macfarlane is back with a collection of her favourite Tweet of the Day episodes. In this bumper edition, she reflects on the importance of including field recordings on her album (and the subsequent trouble she went to to acquire them), her interpretation of what connects us to the natural world, and the role a football rattle plays in her garden…
This omnibus edition contains the following repeated episodes;
Common Crane - presented by Martin Hughes-Games

Little Egret - presented by Miranda Krestovnikoff

Oystercatcher - presented by Michaela Strachan

Grey Heron - presented by Sam West

Bittern - presented by Stephen Moss
Oct 07 2018 · 16mins
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Kitty Macfarlane's Tweet of the Week, Pt 1

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Folk singer Kitty MacFarlane has assembled a collection of her favourite Tweet episodes from the archive.
This omnibus edition contains the following repeated episodes;
Starling - presented by Sir David Attenborough

Raven - presented by Paul Evans

Water Rail - presented by Nigel Bean

Golden Plover - presented by Martin Hughes-Games

Avocet - presented by Chris Packham
Sep 30 2018 · 13mins
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Kitty Macfarlane the Eel and the Heron

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For singer and songwriter Kitty Macfarlane the natural world and the landscape around her provides the inspiration for her work, especially when she takes a sound recorder out with her to record bird songs. Or takes part in an eel project, with an ever present grey heron never far away.

Kitty continues her selections from the Tweet of the Day back canon.. You can hear all five episodes chosen this week, and further thoughts from Kitty on how she first saw a bittern recently via the the Tweet of the Week omnibus edition, which is available to download via the Radio 4 Website.

Producer : Andrew Dawes
Sep 30 2018 · 1min
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Kitty MacFarlane's starlings in Somerset

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Singer songwriter Kitty MacFarlane has a strong connection to a Sense of Place in her work, especially the Somerset Levels and the birds which flock there providing inspiration.

A previous semi-finalist in the BBC Young Folk awards, Kitty begins her first week selecting from the Tweet of the Day back catalogue. You can hear all five episodes chosen this week, and further thoughts from Kitty on how the landscape influences her work via the the Tweet of the Week omnibus edition, which is available to download via the Radio 4 Website.

Producer Andrew Dawes.
Sep 23 2018 · 1min