Kitty Macfarlane


  1. 1.
    Half Wild
  2. 2.
    Man, Friendship
  3. 3.
    Namer of Clouds
  4. 4.
    Glass Eel
  5. 5.
    Wrecking Days
Kitty Macfarlane is a songwriter and guitarist from Somerset, whose music is rich with visual imagery and written with an eco-eye.
From the starling murmurations on the Somerset Levels to the lowly eel's epic transatlantic migration, and the small part we ourselves play in a much bigger picture, her songs are bound by the underlying theme of mankind's relationship with the wild.
As well as guest-presenting shows on BBC Radio 4 and 3 (Open Country, and The Essay), and featuring on award-winning podcast Folk On Foot, Kitty was recently nominated for the Horizon Award in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Her debut album Namer Of Clouds was one of The Guardian's Best Folk Albums of 2018 with airplay across BBC Radio 2, 3, 4 and 6 Music, meriting FATEA's award for Female Artist of the Year and being nominated for Album Of The Year in the fRoots Critics Poll. As a bird enthusiast, Kitty was invited to guest-present several episodes of Radio 4's Tweet of the Day and also performed a live session on BBC Radio 2.
"Startlingly poetic"
- The Observer
"Smooth and believable"
- Iggy Pop, BBC 6 Music
"Stunningly beautiful - what a production, what a sound"
- Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2
"In my view: authentic emotion. That and talent of course"
- Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music


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