Folk meets classical via Africa, Scotland and India. Crossing borders, breaking boundaries.

World class musicians join forces to launch stunning new album highlighting the interconnectivity of humankind and our natural world. 

Date: Saturday 18th December 2021, 7:30 - 9:30pm

Venue: Cecil Sharp House, London

Tickets: £25 | VIP £80 


This unique concert and album launch, in aid of the Born Free Foundation, is a new global musical journey with compelling original music and inspirational visuals, weaved together through tablas, harps, flutes, strings and percussion. A formidable melting-pot of talent and experience, Freedom To Roam promises you an evening of exceptional musicianship and uplifting ideas.

  • Catrin Finch - Harp (BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner)
  • Kuljit Bhamra - Tabla (MBE)
  • Jackie Shave - Violin (Leader, Britten Sinfonia)
  • Lydia Lowndes-Northcott - Viola (Tippett Quartet)
  • Robert Irvine - Cello(Red Note Ensemble)
  • Eliza Marshall - Flutes (The Lion King)
  • Dónal Rogers - Guitars/Bass (Ranagri)
  • Joby Burgess - Percussion (Pioneers of Percussion)
  • Producer - Andrew Morgan.

The event commences with a World Première screening of a new short documentary film, from Award-winning Director Nicholas Jones of Picture Imperfect, followed by the album played live in its entirety.


“The wonderful Born Free ethic has resonated deeply within our project, and we wanted to help raise awareness for all that they do to Keep Wildlife in the Wild. Music and film are powerful tools with thought-provoking voices. Through this project our mission is to open ideas and conversation about our interconnected worlds, to encourage hope and aspiration towards a better future for all living things.” ~ Eliza Marshall, Freedom to Roam founder & Born Free Patron

“This crisis we are in, which eventually we will come out of, will leave us in a very different mental and emotional state. I want it to change more than our lives, the human lives, I want it to change the way we look at animals' lives in captivity. And I hope - most sincerely and fervently - we feel differently about the confinement of wild creatures, in circuses and zoos, because they are in prison for life. They will never walk out of the cage, as I can walk out into my garden, and that’s a responsibility of ours to put right.” ~ Virginia McKenna OBE, Trustee and Co-founder, Born Free Foundation, May 2020



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