On the Thursday afternoon, over 50 walkers met at the Castlerigg Stone Circle to walk down between High and Low Rigg to the Keswick Golf Club for an evening session with music by John Jones and the Reluctant Ramblers band, Boff Whalley, Rowan Godel, the Rambling Choir and other walkers.
On the Friday, a little under 50 walkers joined John for a low level walk in the rain along the slopes of Blencathra before a concert and ceilidh in the Threlkeld Village Hall.
On Saturday, some 60 walkers enjoyed a dry walk along St John In The Vale and then back over High and Low Rigg to Threlkeld for a sold-out evening concert from John and the Reluctant Ramblers band.
John Jones, lead singer of Oysterband, led some 60 walkers from the Bucks Head in Meonstoke, up to Old Winchester Hill and down to Soberton for lunch. They then walked along the old railway line and into the Wickham Festival where John and the Reluctant Ramblers band played a rousing set on the Village Stage.
Matthew Bannister joined the walk to record an episode for his Folk On Foot podcast series. This is to be released in November 2019. See www.folkonfoot.com for further details.
Wednesday 13th York – The Black Swan
Thursday 14th Settle – Victoria Hall
Wednesday 20th Stroud – The Prince Albert
Friday 22nd Alton, Hants – Holybourne Theatre
Sunday 24th (Matinee at 2.30pm) St Mary’s Tower Hornsey.
with House Concerts on the dates in between
(click here for information on house concerts)
Ray Cooper and White Sail in York
A very special evening of music with beautiful and original songs from legendary singer-songwriter Ray Cooper and alt-folk trio White Sail.