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Thu, 31 Aug


The Hearth Retreat, Little Greyhills

Briony Greenhill presents Anthropocene Motherhood live

A musical meeting of human and other realms ~ Briony shares her latest body of work and invites us into communion in the magical surroundings of the old quarry ~ please ignore the button below; instead click on the highlighted text below the image..

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Briony Greenhill presents Anthropocene Motherhood live
Briony Greenhill presents Anthropocene Motherhood live

Time & Location

31 Aug 2023, 19:00 – 21:45

The Hearth Retreat, Little Greyhills, Diptford, Totnes TQ9 7NQ, UK

About the Event


We invite you to come and join us for an evening of musicality and magic, set within the slate walls of the old quarry.

Through a series of unexpected connections Briony’s presence and music has become known to us and the land at the Hearth, so it felt only natural to invite her to come and play here. The combination of her attunement to place and people, and her skill with and sensitivity to sound feels like an ideal fit with our intention to facilitate a meeting of human and other realms.

 — The Guardian: “The Power and Intimacy of her new album” 

Briony says:

The Hearth is already sacred to me, as it was where I webbed my beloved Ollie, 6 months full with who-was-to-become Robin.

How lovely, then, to be asked to share my new body of work on Anthropocene Motherhood there. In the cocoon of mother-becoming, away from collaboration, I’ve been intimately with the piano, singing into what it is to bring a child into this world, country, culture, at this time. This, I will share around the Hearth, along with some favourites from the last album, one or two potent covers, and some improvisation which will relate with the audience, the moment, and the more-than-human community around The Hearth.

 — Mojo“Like Marvin Gaye crossed with a funky Earth Mother”  

I’m honoured to be joined by Matt Kelly (Martha Tilston’s fiddle player), and I’ll often invite the audience - perhaps you? - to sing!

“Doors” at 7, show 7.30 - 9.30ish with an interval. Fireside, dress for the weather, big parachute in case of rain, refreshments in the interval, light amplification.

Tickets Sliding Scale £5-£20, pay what is comfortable for you.


 — Yari Mander, “As I watched and listened to Briony I found my soul and heart and eyes and ears transfixed. When we sing and commune with Briony,  we experience an artist coming to us straight from her soul, unfiltered, direct, and all who listen are transformed and feel ourselves and our connection to the world so much more deeply as this tremendous, once-in-a-decade artist brings us deep into her world, a world which is all of our world.” — Svieta, “I came home with a wide-opened heart, inspired and full of energy. It was a powerful, heart opening performance like none I’ve attended before. I believe Briony invented a new art form that is a potent, soulful mixture of vocals, sound and activist thought. Briony’s voice sometimes seemed to be out of this world as she channeled messages that deeply touched my heart with love for the World and an urgent call to action to save it.”

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