Spine of England II – 3 weeks to go

Spine of England II
Thursday 24th May to (Bank Holiday) Monday 28th May


This May, JJ returns to his native Yorkshire and walks from the Peak District to The Dales, singing  songs from his albums ‘Rising Road’ and ‘Never Stop Moving’ with the superb Reluctant Ramblers band playing and walking with him. There will be hard-yards during the day and lots of songs and humour each evening.

See here for the revised outline of the walks

With John as the Reluctant Ramblers band will be Al Scott, guitar, bouzouki; Tim Cotterell, Fiddle, Mandolin; Rowan Godel, voice, guitar; Lindsey Oliver, stand-up bass, voice; and guest Boff Whalley, guitar, voice and commentary.

 JJ says: ” putting my twin passions of singing and walking together was always going to be a risk but it has defied the doubters and gone way beyond my expectations. There is a real spirit of shared achievement during the day that informs and spills over into the evenings. Come and join us at any time; for a short  walk, a lunchtime pint or for the gig in the evening. JJ”

The gigs are:
Wednesday 23rd May at Hepworth Village Hall – sold out

Thursday 24th May at Hebden Bridges Trades Club click here for tickets

Friday 25th May at The Live Room, Saltaire click here for tickets

Saturday 26th May at The Court House, Otley click here for tickets

Sunday 27th May is a session in the Cruck Barn at the Craven Arms in Appletreewick (if you are coming to this then please email info@jj-rr.org if you haven’t already)

Monday 28th May at the Victoria Hall, Settle click here for tickets

Tickets are selling very well. If you haven’t already got your tickets then please book now.

Join John during the day to walk, all are welcome, or meet them for a beer each evening as they arrive.

John writes: “This is something I have wanted to do for some time. As well as walking some of the iconic landscape of my childhood, we get to play some superb live-music venues and carry our own brand of music and humour, often inspired by the walking, into peoples’ lives. The walks are inclusive and so is the spirit of our music. Hope to meet you there.” JJ

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