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    Natalie Merchant Previews "Leave Your Sleep," Forthcoming Nonesuch Debut, on BBC and in Concert

    Natalie Merchant's musical sweep through London concludes tonight with a free performance at the Free Word Centre, home to the organization Free Word, which works to promote, protect, and democratize the power of the written and spoken word for creative and free expression. Natalie will perform and discuss a selection of songs from her forthcoming Nonesuch debut, titled Leave Your Sleep, a collection of songs adapted from the works of various classic and contemporary poets, due out early next year.

    Tonight's event follows Monday's show at London's Conway Hall, Natalie's first UK solo performance in over seven years, and the preceding Friday's guest performance with Guy Barker and the London Jazz Festival Orchestra for the gala opening night concert of the London Jazz Festival at the Barbican. The BBC Radio 3 has broadcast Friday's concert, which you can listen to online for the next six days via this link at bbc.co.uk.

    On BBC Radio Scotland, Natalie spoke with Global Gathering host Mary Ann Kennedy about her career and the forthcoming album, Leave Your Sleep. You can hear a sneak preview of two songs from the album, "Dancing Bear" and "Sailor O Sailor" for the next six days also at the following link on bbc.co.uk.

    Earlier in the week, Natalie was featured on BBC Radio 4’s Today program, speaking about the project with reporter Nicola Stanbridge. You can listen to that segment at news.bbc.co.uk/today. Scroll down to 0749 in the running order from Monday's show.

    There are more live performances in store, as Natalie heads to the Continent for sets at the Crossing Border festival at The Hague on Friday and the Roter Salon in Berlin the following Monday. For more information, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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Natalie Merchant's musical sweep through London concludes with a free performance at the Free Word Centre, with songs from her forthcoming Nonesuch debut, Leave Your Sleep. Natalie was featured on BBC Radio 4's Today earlier this week. Her guest turn at Friday's opening night concert of the London Jazz Festival is available via BBC Radio 3, and BBC Radio Scotland has a preview of songs from the album on Global Gathering.

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Natalie Merchant's musical sweep through London concludes tonight with a free performance at the Free Word Centre, home to the organization Free Word, which works to promote, protect, and democratize the power of the written and spoken word for creative and free expression. Natalie will perform and discuss a selection of songs from her forthcoming Nonesuch debut, titled Leave Your Sleep, a collection of songs adapted from the works of various classic and contemporary poets, due out early next year.

Tonight's event follows Monday's show at London's Conway Hall, Natalie's first UK solo performance in over seven years, and the preceding Friday's guest performance with Guy Barker and the London Jazz Festival Orchestra for the gala opening night concert of the London Jazz Festival at the Barbican. The BBC Radio 3 has broadcast Friday's concert, which you can listen to online for the next six days via this link at bbc.co.uk.

On BBC Radio Scotland, Natalie spoke with Global Gathering host Mary Ann Kennedy about her career and the forthcoming album, Leave Your Sleep. You can hear a sneak preview of two songs from the album, "Dancing Bear" and "Sailor O Sailor" for the next six days also at the following link on bbc.co.uk.

Earlier in the week, Natalie was featured on BBC Radio 4’s Today program, speaking about the project with reporter Nicola Stanbridge. You can listen to that segment at news.bbc.co.uk/today. Scroll down to 0749 in the running order from Monday's show.

There are more live performances in store, as Natalie heads to the Continent for sets at the Crossing Border festival at The Hague on Friday and the Roter Salon in Berlin the following Monday. For more information, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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