The Rhythms Of Migration

The ALbum

The poignancy of Marshall’s vision found new focus during the pandemic and The Rhythms of Migration album was eventually recorded at the iconic Rockfield Studios in Wales.  With a stunning lineup including Catrin Finch, Jackie Shave, Dónal Rogers and Kuljit Bhamra, the recording was produced by Drew Morgan (Royal Academy/Massive Attack) and is being released on 26th November 2021, after a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign.  

The resultant 14-track album of cinematic, world music forges folk with classical via Africa, Scotland and India, crossing illusory borders, telling untold stories whilst simultaneously challenging us to see the world with new, and more hopeful, eyes.

Championed by Virginia McKenna, the album is part of a triptych that includes the documentary by multi-award-winning director Nicholas Jones (A Greenlander, You Are Here) and multi-faceted live performances.

This album approaches the interconnected challenges of climate change, environmental destruction and human displacement within the context of our needs for freedom, empathy and hopefulness. It’s the starting point to an all-encompassing project that aims to change our understanding of nature, wildness and our pivotal role in the future of life on this planet.

Eliza Marshall

When Eliza approached me I immediately jumped at the chance as I thought it was something we all needed. Suddenly there was time to think, be inspired and to create.  We could turn to nature, think about how to care more fully for the planet.  I was inspired by the themes of openness and freedom at the heart of this project and to work with these wonderful musicians.”

Catrin Finch

The Rhythms of Migration is an outstanding album.  If academics, or others, wished to exemplify the power and ability of music to touch and affect the range of human emotions, then they need look no further than this release.

David Pratt - Folk Radio

I’m very excited by this project and what it is asking us about freedom. What is freedom?  What does it mean to be free? It’s an important question. The music that Eliza has put together will inspire people to look deeply at that question”.

Kuljit Bhamra MBE

Listen to – The Rhythms of Migration

Visual Artist – Amelia Kosminsk


Eliza Marshall

Awakenings, The Rhythms of Migration, Arctic Lament

Catrin Finch

Arctic Lament, Turning Tides, Freedom

Jackie Shave

The Rhythms of Migration, Arctic Lament, A Quiet Place, Rain Coming, Green Shoots and Galaxies, Leaving My Homeland, Brutal, Run Wild!, Cherish

Dónal Rogers

Arctic Lament, Seekers, Coming Home


Kuljit Bhamra – Tabla, electronic tanpura

Joby Burgess – Percussion

Evan Carson – Additional bodhran

Catrin Finch – Harp, piano

Robert Irvine – Cello

Eliza Marshall – Flutes, whistles, bansuris

Andrew Morgan – Additional percussion and synth

Lydia Lowndes-Northcott – Viola

Dónal Rogers – Bass, guitars, piano, percussion, vocals

Jackie Shave – Violin, piano


Produced and mixed by Andrew Morgan

Engineered by Patrick Phillips and Richie Kennedy

Recorded at Rockfield Studios, 2021

Additional mixing by Graeme Pleeth at Assault and Battery

Mastered by Shawn Joseph at Optimum Studios

Goatskin Records, catalogue number GSRFTR001


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