The RSPB Cymru has teamed with Welsh/Bajan artist Kizzy Crawford, pianist and jazz composer Gwilym Simcock and an emsemble from Welsh chamber orchestra Sinfonia Cymru for a theatre tour of music shows inspired by the Celtic rainforest.
Birdsong/Cân Yr Adar is to tour theatre venues across Wales this month, with a performance also at Hampstead Arts Festival & EFG London Jazz Festival.
Sarah Liversedge, MD of Crawford’s publishing company BDi Music, added: “I've been working with Kizzy for the past four years and have watched her develop massively as a songwriter over that time. It's projects like this that show what a diverse and exciting artist she is, always looking for new challenges and unqiue collaborations with real depth.”
The show, which features live orchestral performances, fusing soul-folk, classical and jazz, is inspired by RSPB Carngafallt nature reserve - Wales' hidden Celtic rainforest territory - with visuals by artist Ruby Fox. The collaboration and performance is made possible with thanks to Arts Council of Wales.
Crawford (pictured), who recently performed at this year’s BAFTA Cymru awards, said: " This is a very special collaboration, and my thanks to RSPB Cymru for their expertise and passion for what they do. We can’t wait to share the performance with audiences."