Ear of the Edgeland

‘Ear of the Edgeland’ is a series of podcasts that takes an explorative and alternative look at Norfolk.

This first episode features naturalist, Mark Cocker and writer, Jean McNeil as they observe the landscape whilst on the 12:36 train from Norwich to Great Yarmouth.

Also featured is new music by Surlingham based duo The Happy Couple (David Ross and Judith Goodman) which was recorded in Surlingham church. Accompanying the music are beautiful binaural field recordings made by Ollie Hall and Richard Fair.

We’re extremely grateful to Water, Mills and Marshes: the Broads Landscape Partnership for funding this wonderful project.

You can listen and subscribe via iTunes here.

All episodes can be streamed directly from Soundcloud below.


Ear of the Edgeland Ep.1 / Broadsounds was produced by Oliver Payne for the Norfolk and Norwich Sonic Arts Collective.

‘Lullaby of Broadland’ and ‘Into the Reeds’ were written by The Happy Couple (David Ross and Judith Goodman) and recorded in Surlingham church by Oliver Payne.

Binaural field recording of Ranworth broad made by Ollie Hall. Field Recording of the Ted Ellis reserve at Surlingham made by Richard Fair.