Miriam Cooke is an archaeologist, musician and broadcaster for BBC, C4, five, Discovery and National Geographic and was one of the presenters on BBC One’s Country tracks and BBC’s ‘The story of Now’.
Her music documentary on sound and music in Prehistory ‘Symphony of the Stones' for the BBC World Service’ is available to listen now here
Miriam’s acoustic- folk-pop album ‘Freefalling’ produced by award-winning multi-instrumentalist producer Nick Pynn, and Phil Ward, was released by First Night Records in early 2018
Article by Hot Press magazine about Miriam Cooke's BBC World Service music documentary about sound and music in Prehistory ' Symphony of the Stones'Read more
Ancient history wasn’t silent, so why is our study of it? In Symphony of the Stones, musician and archaeologist Miriam Cooke seeks to recover the soundtrack of our ancestors… and then write a song about it. BBC World Service music Documentary.Read more
for Miriam’s acoustic- folk-pop album ‘Freefalling’
“An album with plenty of character… It’s one of those tuneful, catchy, whimsical, slightly quirky-indie acoustic-folk-pop confections that proves deceptively sweet-toned and accessible and exquisite, yet often also elicits emotions and physical responses that confirm the existence of the darker side of things.” Fatea
"Miriam Cooke has a clear voice with the purity and power of Judy Collins, Joni Mitchell or Joan Baez. The arrangements are simple giving her singing space to shine through and shine gloriously it does. Miriam makes it sound so simple, so effortless and so perfect...finely crafted sensitive songs delivered by a classic singer songwriter that nods back to those gatefold sleeved albums by Sandy Denny, Judy Collins and Joni Mitchell. This is a delight throughout.” Northern Sky Magazine.
"What Cooke has created is a thing of intense beauty, a structure as fragile as even the most dainty of flowers yet with an underlying strength that is hard to ignore." Musical Moron
Miriam Cooke's new track Freefalling is a captivating symphony which comprises of timeless, yet haunting melodies, that are so poignant they’re almost empyreal. But what really stands out about this track is the essence that it's based upon. Her lyrics touch upon the travesty that the 21st century England has become to create a contemporary anthem that Billy Bragg would be proud of.