To the sky (2017)

‘To the Sky’ is Naomi Berrill’ second album

This second project consists of 10 original compositions by Naomi and is a collaboration with the prestigious publishing company Sonzogno from Milan.

‘To The Sky’ is the second step in Naomi’s ‘Elements’ project. Here the focus and inspiration for the music is Water.
Stories of seamen, lighthouse keepers and far away lands are woven among her ethereal vocals, subtle harmonies and acoustic imagery. Underlying all is a subtle environmental message with hope for the future.
Naomi’s work had been influenced by the musical atmosphere she grew up in, the various places she has lived and studied, (from Glasgow to Basel) and her work in classical, folk and jazz styles.

Using cello as an accompaniment to her voice she has developed instrumental techniques which are unique to her compositional style and originate from various musical genres.
Alongside Naomi’s voice and cello, we hear her guitar and concertina playing and on various tracks she has collaborated with fellow musicians: Simone Graziano on piano, and her brothers Matthew on clarinet and Peter on trumpet.

In the run up to the launch of this album Naomi has released a series of videos (HandMadeMusic) which feature live performances of selected new works in various artisan workshops in Florence. These videos combine Naomi’s compositional craft with local Tuscan skills.



To the Sky

1 Lady Lighthouse (video)
2 Sparkling Sea
3 Journey
4 Evaporate
5 Lullaby
6 Little Leaf
7 Still Life Snow
8 With the Wind
9 Ogni Cosa
10 Northern Shorelines

Naomi Berrill: Cello, Voice, Guitar and Concertina
Matthew Berrill: Clarinet (track 2,6 and 8)
Peter Berrill: Trumpet (track 4 and 7)
Simone Graziano: Piano (track 4 and 7)
Pictures by Edoardo De Lille

High Notes Festival

High Notes is a festival that take places every year (since 2010) in July in the Apuane Alps in Tuscany

It combines artists and genres and blends passion for arts and nature. More than 50 musicians took part at the Festival which is hosted by the Rifugio Orto di Donna

The artistic direction is by Naomi Berrill

Lady Lighthouse (video)

Lady Lighthouse is an original song from my second album ‘To the Sky’ which has been released in november 2017

The location is Lake Corrib near Ballycurrin House and its wonderful unique inland lighhouse.

Video by Bulabosca Film



HandMadeMusic #13 Northern Shorelines (Bonus Track)

HandMadeMusic is a video story, each song is performed in a craftsmanship laboratory in Florence in order to blend music and crafts. This is an extra for introducing the full documentary which will be released soon This is an original song for voice and guitar. The location is Moleria Locchi in the heart of SanFrediano in Florence where the engrave glass with antique techniques The video is made by Stefano Casati and the visual design is by Ghada Wali. Audio is recorded by Jacopo Andreini

Naomi Berrill

Sabato torno a suonare per Strings City e sono molto contenta di farlo perchè è un bellissimo evento…inoltre avrà il piacere di essere a The Student Hotel che è un dei posti più ‘cool’ di Firenze
Insomma vi aspetto!