Fields of Green: Addressing Climate Change Through Music Festival Communities’ is a Connected Communities project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (Grant No. AH/M009270/1). It aims to explore what audiences, organisers and musicians can do to encourage environmentally sustainable behaviour around music festivals.
As part of this project, researchers at the University of the West of Scotland, Edinburgh University, Lancaster University and the charity Creative Carbon Scotland have worked with Scottish musicians over the past 10 months to track their travel and their carbon emissions across a festival season and to ask them to think about their relationship to the environment in their musical lives.
The result is the EP ‘Wrack Lines‘, which will be launched at a concert at Celtic Connections festival (Platform, Glasgow) on the 21st of January. The performance will feature leading Scottish singer-songwriters Rachel Sermanni, RM Hubbert, Louis Abbott (Admiral Fallow), The Pictish Trail and researcher-songwriter Jo Mango collaborating on songs that explore a gamut of emotions related to music, travel and the environment. Tickets and further info are available here.
The EP will be released by Olive Grove Records on the 15th of January 2016, available online atiTunes and BandCamp. All profits from the sale of the EP will go to Creative Carbon Scotland in their work to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland.