More news on the Reluctant Ramblers and guests for this year’s walking tour. “The Ramblers are – as always – Dil Davies, Al Scott and Tim Cotterell; and at the opening gig in Hailsham we shall be joined by Boff (Chumbawamba), Benji Kirkpatrick (Bellowhead) and Rowan Godel (who sang on Rising Road and is the beautiful voice on Oysterband’s Street of Dreams). Benji and Boff will be walking all week, and Rowan will rejoin us for some of the later gigs. We have also just heard that members of The Copper Family will be joining us at our Bank Holiday Monday session at The Trevor Arms, Glynde at the end of our first day’s walk. I am so pleased. I really couldn’t have passed through that part of the Sussex Downs, walking and playing music, without them knowing; and to have them join us is just wonderful. To walk along the cliffs to Beachy Head and Seven Sisters, along the Downs and to share songs and music in the evening with The Ramblers and The Coppers. Hey…Heaven!” JJ
Post-ceilidh, Lewes Folk Day, John saying to an extremely tired and emotional Rita:: “Wish I could come walking with you tomorrow but we’ll be shut in the studio all day finishing the new album….” well, the album was Step Outside, that’s how long ago it was, but hey, you finally made it!, A little part of my heart is always in Sussex. I wish you fair weather and goodly company.