Sea Inside Us All

Mar 21, 2016, 12:01 AM

This coastal soundscape by Martyn Ware is cinema for the mind. Using sounds submitted as part of the 'sounds of our shore' project in 2015 (a partnership between the National Trust, British Library and National Trust for Scotland - Martyn has created a rich sonic journey around the 10,800 miles of the UK coastline #shoresounds. The soundscape includes Gabriel Ware’s beautiful orchestral compositions.

You can download the soundscape for free via:

The full running order of sounds that feature is:

0.01 introduction

0.15 clifftop and waves

2.41 music/ punch and judy

4.09 music /description of childhood sounds

5.11 beach fun/music/blackpool

7.38 amusements

7.59 fishing village

10.47 equipment clunking

11.43 rain starts/wind/bells/ sirens/thunder/ghost train/

17.44 boat engines/gulls

20.18 waves/shingle/gulls/wind

23.21 seaside steam train

25.11 fishermen singing in wind

27.11 crickets/on board creaking moored boat/sploshing

28.33 caledonian ferry

29.35 music/heavy waves at sea

30.45 music/ kids screaming

31.43 airshow

32.21 walk on shingle beach

32.51 distant waves/bird watcher

33.52 fisherman describes fish types

35.19 birds and rockpools

39.14 lifeguard

40.11 birds/waves/shingle beach/rain

42.34 walking on shingle/seaside competition

44.32 waves/fiddle palying

45.29 cornish folk singing on boat

46.26 pebble beach/throwing pebbles/quiet time

47.54 distant waves/birds/rockpool

50.04 cream tea/café

51.52 music/describing seaweeds

53.43 music/dramatic waves

54.14 dramatic seascape/music

54.4 weather forecast for sailors fastpoint

56.38 clunking ghost train

57.47 amusements

1.00.01 boat trip bird watching

1.01.40 calm sea at night shingle beach

1.05.35 family at seaside/steam train passing

1.09.11 morris dancers

1.10.20 heavy waves at night

1.12.30 …with music

1.14.38 flyby at seaside - airshow

1.15.38 music/close waves

1.20.06 2nd music piece/baby singing/family on beach

1.21.10 outro/ coda

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sbasram - over 1 year ago

I can't get it to play, let alone download!


xpjpx2000 - over 1 year ago

Me too, I have no download button showing. Help!


sbasram - over 1 year ago

Hi, I am finding this frustrating and disappointing. I have signed up but I can't get anything to play! I just keep seeing the soundbite bar waving but not sounding '


mikeyc74 - over 1 year ago

Hello All, to download the brilliant 'Sea Inside Us All' you need to register on audioBoom (you just need to use your email address and password and it takes a few seconds). Then find the sounds of our shores channel and click on the 'sea inside us all' audio. If you scroll down the page you'll find the download button on the right. Click on this and then as its playing you can right click to save as an MP3 file so that you can listen on the move. Thanks for listening.


kenv - over 1 year ago

In the Radio 4 interview Martyn Ware said this could be downloaded, but I can't find a link anywhere to download this. Can anyone help?


paul_taroni - over 1 year ago

Having moved from beside the sea about 5 years ago, (where I had lived for most of my life) I didn't realise what a huge effect it'd had on my life until I listened to this amazing soundscape. The memories it brought back were full of emotions and nostalgia and a feeling of being 'home'.