Flying Tomato Promotions were pleased to work with John Jones and Twisted Folk to put on two gigs of his Spine of Derbyshire tour in May, before Headlining ‘Off the Tracks’ Festival at Donnington. John walked around Derbyshire over 10 days doing a gig every night as he went, culminating in two showcase gigs at the Rutland Arms in Bakewell and the Fishpond in Matlock Bath.
I walked with John and his Reluctant Ramblers to the final gig, with an impromptu rendition of a traditional Winster song by John in the Miners Standard.
Many thanks to all who supported these gigs and we look forward to next year…
17-27 May 2011
John Jones of folk rock legends Oysterband will be walking with his group the Reluctant Ramblers across the Spine of England, in and around the Peak District, this May and playing a number of shows en route.
The tour will take in some of the most iconic walking destinations in the country, such as Derbyshire’s Kinder Scout, the Hope Valley, and Saddleworth Moor.
Joining John along the way will be a changing company of well-known folk musicians and friends, and John will also be accompanied by some excellent young folk and acoustic musicians local to various areas.
John also invites you to join for as little or as much of the walking tour as you would like. The route has been carefully constructed to include walks of varying lengths from a couple of hours upwards.
Twisted Folk have also teamed up with Ordnance Survey to bring you detailed maps of the tour and its various walks and help you plan your journey, these will be available from the Twisted Folk site soon.
Please see our Listings Page for ticketing details and information on the various shows, and watch this space for John’s regular walking blogs.