This has been a fantastic walking tour, made even more special by being so close to home and introducing people to an area I love. There is no way I could have done this without the support of a wonderful team that literally kept the show on the road.
My huge thanks to Tom Povey for making my dream become a reality and organising the gigs and logistics, to Caz White for promotion and online presentation, to Tim Porter for making the shows work every night no matter what the circumstances, to Fran Burge for invaluable backup, making sure we were fed and watered on our way, and of course to Colin Kirkby for his unfailing optimism and enthusiasm on the walks.
A special mention to four great venues: the Ludlow Brewery, the Plough and Woods Brewery at Wistanstow, the 3 Tuns in Bishop’s Castle and the Presteigne Assembly Rooms. Thanks for making us welcome.
I’m also conscious of the excellent publicity that this special walking tour has generated for such worthwhile causes with coverage on Radio Shropshire, the Shropshire Star and the Hereford Times. Thanks to the Shrewsbury Folk Festival and especially Jo Cunningham and Genevieve Tudor for their support.
My heartfelt thanks to the great musicians who bring my songs alive each evening and who are crazy enough to walk with me ….. Benji Kirkpatrick, Rowan Godel, Tim Cotterell, Lindsey Oliver and Boff Whalley …. and to all you fellow ramblers who have been with us on the journey.
We have raised £2,760.92 so far for Macmillan Cancer Support – a fantastic total, and huge thanks to everyone who has contributed. Fundraising continues for the rest of 2016 (https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/John-Jones-Oysterband)
See you in September for the Hereford One Hundred walk (https://jj-rr.org/walks-in-2016/)!