Sneak Preview of Darwin: The Musical

By Brett Israel | October 21, 2009 6:23 pm

It seems people can’t get enough of songs about science. Scientists can’t stop making them, and we can’t stop watching them. David Haines loves science and he loves songs, so he’s putting on a concert called Tremendous Journey to celebrate his love.

Haines gives the deets to New Scientist:

The concert will feature 15 songs about the science of life and evolution. It’s a shorter version of my “science oratorio”, Lifetime. We open with a song called Mr Darwin, which tells the story of his historic voyage aboard the Beagle. Then there is Selfish Gene, a song referring to Richard Dawkins’s work, and Living Light, Queen Bee, Bacteria and Taxonomy.

Check out his song, Mister Darwin, below:

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Video: YouTube / greatplanthunt

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  • Randy Fullerton

    Have you seen the Darwin Song Project?

    Krista Detor has a video of one of the groups perfomances.

  • Willa Shaffer

    Mr. Fullerton gives excellent advice! The Darwin Song Project produced a slew of exceptional songs from a group of the finest singer-songwriters from around the globe. I have the CD and the DVD of the concert the group held subsequent to the week-long songwriting fest inside a 16th century farmhouse in Shropshire. Both are a joy to behold and I’m thrilled to have them. Krista Detor is my favorite modern singer-songwriter, bar none, and she produced some brilliant songs for this event. The song Mr. Fullerton provides a youtube link for is brilliantly written and the performance by Krista and Karine Polwart, Emily Smith, and Rachael McShane is spellbinding. Do check it out, and search for other youtube posts from that concert, as well as the August 2009 performances at the Shrewsbury Folk Festival. Look for Neil Pearson’s channel for more… (

    Stunning work!


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