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1,200 MILE 'FOLK TRAIL' REACHES [Your Area/County Name]
LAND'S END TO JOHN O'GROATS 'FOLK TRAIL' REACHES [Your Area/County Name]
(For immediate release)
A GROUP of folk musicians, singers and dancers - led by Devon folk club the 'Pennymoor Singaround' - are walking 1,200 miles from Land's End to John O'Groats on a folk trail through April, May and June.
Along the route, they are stopping at local local session/clubs/pubs to record and build up an archive of folk music activity en route across the length of the country.
A copy of this archive will be offered to the English Folk Dance and Song Society as well as the Oral History Archive of The British Museum. No commercial use will be made of the material.
Clare Penny, lead organiser, said: "We want to give a voice to all those floor singers and session players as well as the better known. We also want to map the 'folk process' – styles of singing and playing, versions of tunes and songs as we travel from south to north."
Folk singers, musicians or dancers who would like to be a part of the archive a are welcome to join the trail as they pass though [your area/county name]:
- List of session venues according to our route pages: http://www.folktrail.com/stages.php
Full route details, as well as samples of the audio recordings so far, are available at www.folktrail.com
NOTES TO EDITORS:
Accompanying (high-resolution) photos are available to download on the Folk Trail website: www.folktrail.com/press
A total of 5 walkers will be completing the entire route. Others are welcome to join for a half day, a full day or more...
Further information, and interviews with the walkers, are available via the walkers hotline on 07867 995 027. Alternatively, contact Dale Potter (media liaison coordinator) on 07708 249 697.
The following photos are available for inclusion in articles... Click to download full high-resoluition images (2048 x 1536 pixels).
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Messages of Support
Anne & John Roberts
Our thoughts continue with you as you walk and sing your way northwards. Well done so far, and keep going!!
To each and everyone of you many, many congrats from the folk of Folk at The Fold, Somers Trad Folk Club and all the session musicians around Worcester on reaching the end of your long, long journey. A superb undertaking, and one you should be immensely proud of completing. Sure there must have been some worrying moments on the trek as well as all the god times. Very much looking forward to reading about the whole journey's highs and lows when you are safely back in Devon and have had time to readjust to a 'normal' lifestyle once more. Again really 'Well Done'!! Best wiushes - John T