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

Join us for a very special event in December, the launch performance of a stunning new album Freedom to Roam. Created by our Patron, brilliant musician and Lion King flautist Eliza Marshall, the unique evening will feature some of the world’s top musicians.

In addition to general admission tickets, a limited number of VIP tickets are still available for the private, pre-concert event. Join us for exclusive welcome drinks to meet the musicians and other eminent Born Free guests. You’ll receive your signed copy of the programme before enjoying the concert from VIP priority seats.   


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

Venue: Cecil Sharp House, London

Tickets: £25

Exclusive VIP package: £80 

The unique concert will be a global musical journey including inspirational visuals and weaving together tablas, harps, flutes, strings and percussion. The evening commences with a World Première screening of a new short documentary film, highlighting the interconnectivity of humanity and nature, from award-winning director Nicholas Jones of Picture Imperfect.

Featured musicians include:

  • 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 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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