This past July I had the great pleasure of recording passages from Irreplaceable around Christchurch in Dorset and on the stunning headland of Hengistbury with friend, musician and sound recordist Matthew Shaw. Utilising the natural sounds of sea, wood, wind, birds and people, we sought connective links between the places written about in the book, wherever in the world they were found, and the atmospheres of the landscapes we walked beneath a high summer sun that afternoon, stopping whenever the moment felt right to record in the field. Matthew has worked his magic with the whole piece now by adding his own music to the recordings. It’s available to listen to free here.
This November I’ll be in the UK for a number of events on behalf of Irreplaceable: The Fight to Save Our Wild Places. In case of interest, further details and info regarding tickets can be found via the individual links.
November 12th, 2019
Five Leaves Bookshop
Illustrated talk and book signing, 7pm
November 14th, 2019
Blackwell’s Bookshop, 1pm
Talk and book signing
November 16th, 2019
Kendal Mountain Literature Festival, 3:30pm-5:00pm
In conversation with Karen Lloyd
November 19th, 2019
Blackwell’s Bookshop, 7pm
In conversation with David Cooper
November 20th, 2019
Lighthouse Bookshop, 7:30pm
Come along at 7pm for soup and fresh bread provided by the Field Restaurant. Part of Book Week Scotland 2019 on the theme of ‘Blether’, or Scots for ‘conversation’.
In conversation with Nish Doshi
November 21st, 2019
Irreplaceable: An Evening of Trees, Kurious Arts at Kommune, 7pm
Event on behalf of Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust / Sheffield Tree Action Groups, together with poet Sally Goldsmith and ecologist Nicky Rivers