Another year..

Another year, another COP, or rather COPs, the Climate COP and the Biodiversity COP. With record-breaking draughts even in normally green, damp, Wales, and fires that raged in the south of England, you would think our minds would be focused on immediate action. But it’s still all words, words and no action. Several European countries […]

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The Bug Lover’s Song Book

Finally – the song book is published! See below for a sneak preview and details of how to obtain it either as a hard copy delivered by post or pdf. You can listen to the songs at: camillacancantata.bandcamp.com/album/the-bug-lovers-song-book What people have to say about the song book: ‘The Bug Lover’s Songbook is a delightfully varied […]

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Hidden Connections in Hafren Forest

Hidden Connections used motion sensors to create a sound experience along the accessible footpath in the forest. This included the voices of children at Llanidloes Primary sschool. Clearly the sensors were activated – by humans or dogs or others – as the batteries needed regular re-charging. Despite inclement weather, people turned out and were moved […]

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What next?

So as predicted, a lot of fine words, a few breakthroughs (the possibility of China and the US co-operating, commitments to phase out coal), but no decisive promise of the action needed now – now, not next year or next decade. Some small islands, such as the Maldives, are already sinking into the oceans. There […]

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COP 26 has started

And what will happen? Are governments going to deliver? If you want a musical reminder of the origins and perils of using fossil fuels, here’s the link to the film of Carbon Chronicles on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUvbQgxiBn4 There are arts events and installations in Hafren Forest throughout the duration of the COP. This includes an installation […]

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Carbon Chronicles

Over seventy people turned out, equipped with brollies, and sat through the whole performance including rain showers. Dogs were all well-behaved and didn’t try to steal the show! The cast of local performers had been working hard for weeks, and discovered skills they never knew they had, both as  performers and creators. Aided by a brilliant […]

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Yemen

I wrote these two short pieces in 2019, to be sung outside the last arms fair at the Excel Centre in London. I hoped that they would rapidly become obsolete; historical notes to a shameful episode in British history. However, despite the U.S announcing they will no longer sell weapons to Saudi Arabia, the UK […]

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The Wonderful World of Invertebrates

A light-hearted look, through song, at some of the amazing insects and other invertebrates who have been on the earth so much longer than humans   Now on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yi10A3P6itY&t=

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No Reason to Come Down

Another collaboration with Helena Paul, put together for the Knighton Literary Festival on line. Poetry and musical improvisation, musings on life in its many forms Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YDb1p4Bi8U  

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Shorter days

Three short piano improvisations as winter approaches

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