Natalie Merchant sings Charles Causley

Here at the causleyblog we are incredibly excited to learn that Natalie Merchant is to release a new album in 2010 which features a song adapted from a poem by Charles Causley.

For the past five years Natalie Merchant has been researching, writing and recording a collection of songs adapted from the works of various classic and contemporary poets, including Charles Causley, Robert Graves and Gerard Manley Hopkins. The album, entitled Leave Your Sleep and due for release in Spring 2010, will be Merchant’s first new studio recording in seven years and her first for Nonesuch Records.

Visit her website here.