Welcome to the Folk Trail 2011

The folk trail is an organised walk from from Land's End to John O'Groats, stopping at as many folk music sessions and clubs as we can along the way. We will be recording the music and collating an archive of photos, audio and video recordings to capture a snapshot of folk music in 2011.

The walk begins at Land's End, Cornwall (1st April 2011), and we aim to complete the 1,200 miles to John O'Groats by late June. Join us along the route for half day, or full day, several days or longer.

If you can't make the walk, why not join us at one of our many session venues on route. Either way, we'd love to see you!

Follow the Trail & Find a Session

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Posted on: Wed, 01 Aug 2012 19:50:00 +0000

Sidmouth Folk Week Talk 


Monday 6th August 2012, 6:15-7:30 pm, Arts Centre (next to the Manor Pavillion)



Clare, Moira and Naomi will be giving a short talk about experiences on the Folk Trail and how the project is going so far, if you're at Sidmouth folk week we'd love to see you!
 If you joined us at any stage of the walk or at one of the sessions, please come along and share your memories, tunes and songs too!

The Folk Trail Team x

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Liam Ryan

Liam Ryan
What a brilliant idea. Harks back to those in previous times who tramped the highways and byways recording the folk tunes of the time. This "folk walk" has noble antecedents. I look forward to the stories and I know you will have great session along the way. I wish you all the best of luck and fair weather.

Trish Santer

Trish Santer
That was a wonderful couple of sessions at the Tass on Wednesday 1st June, and last night at Platform 3 in Linlithgow: great to have met you all, and good luck on teh rest of the Trail.

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