“The mountain gives itself most completely when I have no destination, when I reach nowhere in particular, but have gone out merely to be with the mountain as one visits a friend, with no intention but to be with him.” Nan Shepherd

The Living Mountain is an audio-visual performance inspired by Nan Shepherd's celebrated book of the same name. The project explores Nan's writing, the Cairngorm mountain range and human connections with the wild through lyrical, melodic and visual interpretation. Jenny is working alongside film curator Shona Thomson and filmmaker Robyn Spice. Visuals feature stunning imagery from Scotland: The Big Picture and 1940s archive film from National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive.  The meditative experience of the combined audio and imagery are a soothing and poignant exploration of what it means to connect with a landscape and to find a sense of place. 


Jenny and Shona will be touring the performance in 2020/2021.

Please contact if you are interested in hosting a performance in 2021.

The Living Mountain album will be recorded and produced by Andy Bell of Hudson Records (Furrow Collective, Northern Flyway, Jon Boden) at Clashnettie Arts Centre in the Cairngorm National Park. It will be released on CD/LP/DL in 2020.

Photography by Anne Campbell

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photography by Anne Campbell

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