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Benji Kirkpatrick and Nature

  • June 10, 2016

Benji KirkpatrickBenji Kirkpatrick is set to play a free event next weekend as part of Midsummer Music, a mini-series of free music gigs responding to themes in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The event will feature special guests Kate Young and Lisa Knapp and take place at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Swan Gardens on Saturday 18 June, 5.30 – 7pm.

Commenting on the upcoming event, Benji said:

Nature is hugely important to me and has been all my life, being brought up in the countryside I’ve always found great solace in natural surroundings; it’s a place of escape, inspiration, calm and sensation. It is our one provider and I feel passionately that humans must find a way of living alongside it rather than against it for the sake of all our futures.

You can find out more on the Royal Shakespeare Company’s website here.

Track of the Week: Lisa Knapp – Shipping Song

  • October 14, 2015

Lisa Knapp - Hidden SeamThis weeks Navigator track of the week is Lisa Knapp’s Shipping Song, taken from her 2013 album Hidden Seam.

Shipping Song is the album’s opening track and arises from Lisa’s fascination with the Met Office’s somnambulant, poetic late night shipping forecast; its strange and far-away sounding place names, Utsire, Viking, Fastnet and Lundy. A recording of American Marine sound testing from the 1950s was seamlessly sewn into the track, alongside the noises of sea creatures and spinning motors.


The Navigator Sampler 2014

  • June 16, 2014

Navigator Sampler 2014Just in time for the summer comes the Navigator Sampler 2014. It features tracks from all of the albums released on Navigator Records this year plus tracks from several of last year’s releases which you may have missed. The sampler is available via Google Play and iTunes

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards – The Winners

  • February 21, 2014

A massive congratulations to all of the winners from Wednesday nights BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (see below for the full list), especially our very own Lisa Knapp who took home the award for Best Original Song for ‘Two Ravens’. The song is taken from Lisa’s latest album Hidden Seam which has been described as “A masterful creation” by the Observer in their 5 star review, the album is available now from Propermusic, and iTunes.


Fatea Award Winners Announced

  • January 9, 2014

Fatea AwardsThe winners of the Fatea Awards, which recognise excellence over 2013, have just been announced and Navigator Records are delighted that Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker have won Album of the Year while Lisa Knapp has won Song of the Year for ‘Shipping Song’.