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1,200 MILE 'FOLK TRAIL' REACHES [Your Area/County Name]

Alternative Title:
LAND'S END TO JOHN O'GROATS 'FOLK TRAIL' REACHES [Your Area/County Name]

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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'Groatson 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]:

Full route details, as well as samples of the audio recordings so far, are available at www.folktrail.com

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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 07708249 697.

Acompanying Photos

The following photos are available for inclusion in articles... Click to download full high-resoluition images (2048 x 1536 pixels).

Folk Trail Press Photo #1 Folk Trail Press Photo #2 Folk Trail Press Photo #3

Walk Status

Miles completed


Messages of Support

Irene

Irene
Hope you're not all too tired by the time you reach us - tho the good news is you WILL be near your desitnation - John o Groats. Take care and wish you many good sessions along the way and few blisters.x

Bob Murray

Bob Murray
Another wet and windy morning. But as a south-westerly, it's helping you along in the general direction of Edinburgh, where there's a whole bunch of folk waiting to meet you at The Tass.

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