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Pushing Reaching Falling Replacing

by Jenny Sturgeon

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Pushing Reaching Falling Replacing was produced during my artist in residence at National Library of Scotland 2020-21. During the residency I ran creative music and writing workshops with two groups of 15 participants. This piece is what resulted from that collaboration. The accompanying piece 'As Far North as Anything Grows' is also available for download.

I've made this piece free to download, however if you'd like to pay for the track all profits will go to highland rewilding charity Trees For Life.


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released May 4, 2021
Featuring the music, words and field recordings of
Amy Beeston
Carol Beckwith
Will Boyd-Wallis
Daniel Clark
Amy Gear
J Kirkpatrick
Eilidh Macintyre
David Macfarlane
Lynsey Martin Kimmit
Emma Neck
Aileen Ogilvie
Les Sinclair
Freya Stout
Jenny Sturgeon
Chloe Tallack

With additional bird recordings from Magnus Robb and The Sound Approach
Featuring the lectures of Professor James Holms Dickson
Recorded at home winter 2020/21, with additional recording by Tim Matthew at Mareel recording studio, Shetland.

Musical Director Jenny Sturgeon
Produced by Jenny Sturgeon and Tim Matthew
Mastered by Dean Honer

Thanks to School of School of Studies Sound Archive. This recording features the following Tobar an Dualchais recordings
TRACK ID: 32650 featuring Brucie Henderson, recorded by Calum Iain Maclean
TRACK ID: 75482 featuring Christine Morrison, Jean Morrison, recorded by Alan J. Bruford
TRACK ID: 81445 featuring Tom Tulloch, recorded by Alan J. Bruford

Supported by Unlocking our Sound Heritage, National Library of Scotland, Scotland's Sounds, Shetland Arts, Heritage Lottery Fund


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Jenny Sturgeon is a singer-songwriter "who brings together the old and new with a rare skill" (R2 Magazine). Jenny's music is rich with imagery and her songs are bound together by common threads of folklore, nature and the connection people have with the wild. ... more

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