Saffron Summerfield

Location: Bedford, Bedfordshire
About me...

I am a guitarist/singer/composer and Bird Song recordist. I have had a long and exciting music career which has taken me around the world. I have recorded nine albums, recorded at Abbey Road studios, performed live on BBC R1 – John Peels show – and R4 – Start the Week, written music for Channel 4 films. Performed my own show for Edinburgh Fringe and performed in venues as diverse as Wormwood Scrubs  and Coventry Cathedral.

About my Talks...

For my musical talk all I need is a three pin socket to plug my PAT tested guitar amp into.  My Bird Song Talk is audio-visual digital and I can supply all the equipment but happy to use in-house equipment.
Talks last between 50 and 60 minutes and I am happy to answer questions at the end.


£100 inclusive within forty miles radius of Bedford. Travel at 20 pence a mile for over forty miles.

My Contact Details:


07941 932543

Milton Keynes to Mississippi - My musical journey in showbiz

A lively  entertaining and engaging Talk featuring brief history of guitar, in which I play Classical, Spanish and Mississippi Blues music along with my own songs and tunes on 2 Guitars and Cuatro . Anecdotes and stories from a career in music which started in a North Bucks village to performing live on John Peel’s BBC Radio shows, recording nine albums, a single at Abbey Road Studios, writing songs for BBC R4’s Start the Week, 2  Chanel 4 films, touring in Europe,Asia,USA and New Zealand and playing blues with guitarists in a Mississippi cotton field.

When Birds Sing

A digitally Illustrated Talk with my own recordings of Bird Songs, Sonograms and music.
Illustrations showing how a bird sings, with latest scientific research on the state of our British songbirds:  ie, can feeding birds in our gardens make a difference to how they sing?
How can a tiny bird like our Wren sing 25 notes a second.
What is happening inside a bird’s brain when it sings. Why does the Dawn Chorus have such an emotional and calming effect on some Humans?
What did Mozart learn from his pet Starling.
Can include tips on how to identify birdsong in your garden and parks.

Saffron Summerfield Contact Details:


07941 932543

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