Moved by the plight of curlews, musician and nature-lover Merlyn Driver gathered fellow artists from the UK, as well as from countries where some of ‘our’ curlews migrate to and from, and called on them to create new curlew-inspired pieces. He's compiled this beautiful music, along with curlew soundscapes recorded at the bird's remaining hotspots throughout the UK, onto a stunning double album: ‘Simmerdim: Curlew Sounds’. The album was released on May 13, with the lead track made available on World Curlew Day, April 21.
Proceeds from the single and album will directly support the RSPB's Curlew Recovery Programme. This programme includes the EU funded Curlew LIFE project, managed by the RSPB this project is delivering emergency action for curlew in five key landscapes across the country.
Album art by Tara Okon.