Saffron Summerfield PERFORMANCE & TALKS

Jersey Tiger Moth

Jersey Tiger Moth

Two Mute Swans

Two Mute Swans

Much of my current work involves recording soundscapes urban and rural; peoples voices/stories; writing words & music around these sounds and stories.
I am one of the commissioned ARTISTS working on the 2018 ROCLA ARTS TRAIL PROJECT
for Great Linford Parish Council, Milton Keynes.

A passionate environmentalist and Bird watcher,my love of Bird Songs and Calls inspired me to develop a Presentation called WHEN BIRDS SING. See below.

I perform regularly with two Performance Talks
1. MEDIEVAL TO MISSISSIPPI : a lively and entertaining show featuring brief history of guitar, in which I play classical,Spanish and Mississippi Blues music along with my own songs and tunes.
Guitar,voice and Cuatro and anecdotes and stories from a career in music spanning forty years including writing songs for BBC.R4’s ‘Start the Week’,two Channel 4 films,9 albums and many tours abroad.
2. WHEN BIRDS SING: A digitally Illustrated Talk with my own recordings of Bird Songs and Calls and new music. Just why does a small bird (Marsh Warbler) ’collect’ up to 250 other bird songs and calls on its migratory path from Africa to Northern Europe?
How many composers have been inspired by listening to bird song?
Why does the Dawn Chorus have such an emotional and calming effect on some Humans? Inspirational and thought-provoking presentation…be prepared to be amazed!

My recent move back to my home town – Milton Keynes in North Buckinghamshire – has been inspirational. A unique ‘New Town’ embracing the natural,wild spaces with  modern architecture and style. Below is  photo of Grey Heron fishing on Grand Union Canal near to my home.
grand union canal and heron MKr

Meanwhile DATES FOR 2017/18 for my two performances are

Monday July 3rd Sawston Cambs, wednesday 12th July Twyford,Tuesday 5 September Mursley Villlage Hall,Sat 23 September Mia’s Fest near Little Horwood,Sat 30 September Barnton Village Hall,Tuesday 10th October  Great Harwood,Monday 16 October Brackley,Wednesday 18 October Great Linford Nature Reserve,Tuesday 7th November Stony Stratford York House,
Weds 15th November Didcott,Tuesday 21st November Two Mile Ash
Weds 6th December Harston Cambs,weds 13th december Princes Risborough.

Thursday 18th January 2018 Duxford,
23 – 30 January Scotland
9th April ‘Medieval to Mississippi’ Willingford in Cambs
10 April ‘WHEN BIRDS SING – Milton Keynes Natural History Society
25 April ‘MEDIEVAL TO MISSISSIPPI’ Milton Keynes U3A
July 25th ‘WHEN BIRDS SING’ U3A Milton Keynes,
12 September ‘MEDIEVAL TO MISSISSIPPI Newton,Cambs
6 November ‘MEDIEVAL TO MISSISSIPPI’ Claydon Village Hall,
15 November ‘MEDIEVAL TO MISSISSIPPI Fairford Leys Near Aylesbury
10th December ‘MEDIEVAL TO MISSISSIPPI’ Wendover.
Recent reviews Re: ‘Medieval to Mississippi’
Thank you so much for you interesting musical talk last night.
We thought you were great,I shall certainly be recommending you to other W.I’ Groups. Twyford and Chandon WI
‘wonderful ! So great to hear such a variety of music spanning a wide section of time.
Harston W I
‘Brilliant evening !’ Stony Stratford W I
‘…everyone thoroughly enjoyed hearing your talk’ Sawston W I

Re: ‘When Birds Sing’ Beautiful and thoughtful. Most people were captivated! We will book you again for a Spring Birdsong Walk. Hastings Art Gallery & Museum

For bookings and further information please contact me direct on Mobile 07941 932543 Landline 01908 613334  plus





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December 14, 2015