Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Folk Trail 2011

Do you enjoy both Folk Song / Music and Walking?  We are planning to walk from Lands End to John O'Groats on a "Folk Trail" from April 1st to June 30th next year.

On the way for as many nights as we can, we want to meet with the local folk community at pub sessions; the usual club night or festival should it happen to coincide, or anything else the group might like to suggest – but we may not be up to dancing!

Full details are on the Pennymoor website,   http://www.folktrail.com/, but in essence it is the creation of a folk Archive; a snapshot of folk activity in England and Scotland en route.

It has captured the imagination of many  folk communities on the way, and we already have 37 sessions or gatherings set up for April and May - I am currently working on the north of England and Scotland.
5 of us are planning to walk all the way, and in addition others are joining us for anything from a few days to 7 weeks. We have a volunteer to turn the material into cd's and dvd's.

One of the walkers who is also an archeologist is planning to base her master's dissertation on the material collected.

1 comment:

  1. My partner was lucky enough to be at the session at the Fold. This is her account of it which you may find interesting,,