John Clare: Melodys of Earth and Sky

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A CD album of new music and poetry readings is released on 25 March by NMC recordings. 

BAFTA Award-winning actor Toby Jones reanimates the nineteenth-century poet John Clare through his poems and prose, and these readings are interweaved by nine creative transcriptions from Clare’s book of traditional fiddle tunes – conceived for clarinet and violin by composer Julian Philips.

This is the final element of an Arts Council England-funded project initially intended for a bicentenary celebration of Clare’s Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery (1820), led by Simon Kövesi at Oxford Brookes University.

To find out more and buy the CD, click here.