The Nightingale's Song

39 mins


The voices of nightingales have lit up the forests of England at night every summer for over a million years, inspiring generations of writers, artists and musicians. But as climate change and development impact the birds’ wintering and nesting grounds, they may disappear from the country within the next 50 years. In The Nightingale’s Song, we meet Sam Lee, a folk singer who draws on an ancient lineage of traditional folk music as he joins this elusive bird in spontaneous, mutual song. Re-entwining human voices with the creative virtuosity of the nightingale, Lee conjures a deepening relationship of care, stewardship and love with these remarkable creatures and the living world we share.

Production Team

Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee
Adam Loften

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Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2024 Mountainfilm Festival.
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