Campfire Club: Samaia | Merlyn Driver

Campfire Club: Samaia | Merlyn Driver

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Où ?

Culpeper Community Garden

1 Cloudesley Rd, London, N1 0EJ
Quand ?

vendredi 30 août de 18:00 à 21:00

Combien ?

À partir de £9

(1 autre option disponible)


This summer, The Nest Collective invites you to discover extraordinary music around the campfire.

Every week from May to September, we gather in beautiful green spaces under city skylines and listen to amazing music by artists from all over the world.

We come together in the simple way that people have done for thousands of years, around the fire with food, drink, music and each other. The performances are unamplified, allowing you to get up close and personal and hear the artists’ music in a very intimate way.

Limited £120 season tickets are available here

What the audience said:

"This event was phenomenal. I cannot wait until I attend another one… the musicians were something else. I certainly didn't feel as though I was in Peckham, but some enchanted woodlands" - Design My Night

“Walking into a wonderland of nature with beautiful music and people, it made me feel wonderfully elated.” - Jane S

“What a magical gig! Sat around a campfire in the beautiful @Glengall_Garden as the sun sets listening to @JGhedi & @PiersFaccini.  Lovely lovely lovely @NestFolk #Peckham #CampfireClub” - @showmethemunny

“The atmosphere was incredible, I knew I would love the music but I loved the atmosphere just as much.” - Anon

“Beautiful magical evening with #CampfireClub such a wonderful idea for unamplified performance around a campfire” - @soryahh


Eléonore Fourniau, Noémie Nael and Luna Silva; these three artists found themselves around their love of song and the riches of polyphony. Eleonore leads her career in the turkish and kurdish scene, Noémie and Luna are both singer-songwriters with their own projects. Together, they beat outside the trodden paths and unite their voices through creations that stem in traditional songs that they have each brought back from their travels. A unique moment of vocal honeydew and female strength is offered to the public to create a rare acoustic moment.

In this way, with a surprising assemblage of languages (swedish, turkish, kurdish, georgian, spanish, etc) is born the sound, the colour SAMAïA.


Merlyn Driver

Merlyn Driver is a musician, writer and educator focusing on traditional and international musics, and on connections between music and nature. 

Merlyn released his debut EP, This Is the Corner of a Larger Field in 2017. Produced by BBC Folk Awards winner Ben Walker (Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker) and Colin Bass (9Bach, Etran Finatawa, Krar Collective), it was lauded by BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio 2 and across the UK folk scene.

Since visiting the Scandinavian Arctic for the first time in 2009, Merlyn has been helping to bring joik - the vocal tradition of the Sámi people - to a wider UK audience, and draws upon joik within his own music. More recently, Merlyn has become interested in the use of buzzing sounds within different musical traditions. His Masters research into the 'buzz aesthetic' of African musics was published earlier this year in African Music: Journal of the International Library of African Music.

Merlyn is a regular contributor to Songlines Magazine and a guest presenter for the Nest Collective Hour on Resonance 104.4 FM. He is currently working on a new project that unites music with global social and environmental causes.