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Folk Trail - Le Jog 2011

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Subject: Folk Trail - Le Jog 2011
From: Lady Policeman
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 12:55 PM

Clare Penney from Pennymoor Singaround,Devon has come up with the idea of doing a walk from Lands End to John O'Groats (hence 'LE JOG'). She wants people to join her to walk all or part of the route and/or organise evening folk events along the route. The aim is to record a snapshot of folk music and song in the the UK in 2011. A copy of the CD/DVD is to be offerd to the Oral History section of the British Museum and Cecil Sharp House. This is a non profit making venture. If anyone is interested in getting involved in anyway just follow this URL to the Pennymoor Singaround page for updates and places we will be passing through and email Clare to be put on her mailing list.

www.folktraillejog.com

(Sorry can't do blue clicky thing! Anyone care to help?)

Already a tremendous amount of interest has been shown so should be a good event!

Kath Parry
Pennymoor Singaround


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Subject: RE: Folk Trail - Le Jog 2011
From: Lady Policeman
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 12:57 PM

Sorry, perhaps I should have said it will start on 1st April 2011 in Lands End and finish in John O'Groats on 30th June.
Kath


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Subject: RE: Folk Trail - Le Jog 2011
From: maeve
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 12:59 PM

www.folktraillejog.com


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Subject: RE: Folk Trail - Le Jog 2011
From: maeve
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 01:07 PM

I forgot to add http:// in my blue clicky link, sorry.
Folk Trail information

Here's the main page:
http://www.users.waitrose.com/~pennymoor/


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Subject: RE: Folk Trail - Le Jog 2011
From: Lady Policeman
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 01:41 PM

Thanks Maeve. It works well. My aim for this month is to learn how to do the 'blue clicky thing!

Kath Parry


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Subject: RE: Folk Trail - Le Jog 2011
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 02:34 PM

Kath - if you click on "Make a link" (to the right of "Submit Message" at the bottom of the thread) and enter the URL in the Link URL box it's reasonably obvious what happens next - and if you want text in your main message like this you type it in the Link text box!

Best of luck...

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Folk Trail - Le Jog 2011
From: open mike
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 03:04 PM

map?


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Subject: RE: Folk Trail - Le Jog 2011
From: My guru always said
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 03:10 PM

Glad you've got this thread started Kath, as Kitty says links are easy, just take that step!

Thanks for linking Maeve!

I agree, a map would be good.....


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Subject: RE: Folk Trail - Le Jog 2011
From: open mike
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 03:15 PM

this is 3 full months! how long a distance its it?

I see land's end is in south west England

it looks like John O'Groats is in north eastern scotland.

good luck and let us know how it goes..


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Subject: RE: Folk Trail - Le Jog 2011
From: Lady Policeman
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 12:16 PM

Thanks for that Kitty I'm sure it's been explained before and I was going to look it up, you've saved me the trouble.
There is a map on the website at the top of the list of places and dates. I purposely have tried to keep the message short so interested people can go to the website and get all the information from the 'horses mouth' if you see what I mean! No, the horse is not walking it, just Clare's dog! There is also a list of places the walk passes through and if you are near one of those places you will surely recognise it.

Kath


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Subject: RE: Folk Trail - Le Jog 2011
From: Newport Boy
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 04:28 PM

The end-to-end is usually called 'LEJoG' - a nice, unique acronym. Depending on the details of the route, it's about 900 to 950 miles. The shortest route of about 865 miles uses a fair amount of motorway.

I cycled it in 2007 with a friend, and we recorded 953 miles.

Incidentally, we took 17 days but the cycling record is now a little over 44 hours - a recumbent rider has brought this down to 41 hours.

The walking (running) record is about 9 days.

(Trivia session over)

Phil


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Subject: RE: Folk Trail - Le Jog 2011
From: GUEST,Andy and Alfie Le Dog
Date: 29 Nov 10 - 08:07 AM

Hi Kath,
Look forward to following you on your lejog, I walked Lejog myself this year with my Pup Alfie, managed a blog from my phone for the entire route 1013.51 miles (the .51 counts for a lot honest!)Take a look if you like at
http://theaaaway.blogspot.com/

lots of links to useful info on lots of other blogs/web sites etc

Will keep an eye open for any changes here!
What you are planning to do is life changing! very best of luck!

Andy


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Subject: RE: Folk Trail - Le Jog 2011
From: Lady Policeman
Date: 16 Jan 11 - 02:57 PM

Refresh! Planning is well under way for the big walk and there are already several sessions on the route. Have a look at the website if you want to be involved!


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Subject: RE: Folk Trail - Le Jog 2011
From: My guru always said
Date: 17 Jan 11 - 07:53 AM

Just looked at the map and dates, and it's a shame that the route passes Upton Folk Festival just before the festival starts on Thursday 28th April *sigh*

Maybe we can make a trip off-site to meet Clare and the other walkers!


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Subject: RE: Folk Trail - Le Jog 2011
From: Mr Red
Date: 17 Jan 11 - 08:54 AM

the working link -- the one above failed to enter http:// - yea I know browsers add it automatically - but on Mudcat if you omit it the browser assumes it is on the domain you are at - which is http://www.mudcat.org. Always add the http:// - if I get the time I may try writing code to get round it and offer it to Max.

I tried to find the post codes for the venues but not many were actually listed last time I looked. I provided them for the area I cover, Clare thanked me. They can be used for map links as I do on cresby.com and SatNavs.


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Subject: RE: Folk Trail - Le Jog 2011
From: John J
Date: 17 Jan 11 - 10:20 AM

I'll try and backpack with you for a few days prior to Edale, I can't do much more because I'll be starting a coast-to-coast backpack across Scotland a few days later.

I'll keep an eye on the website.

JJ


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Subject: RE: Folk Trail - Le Jog 2011
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 22 Mar 11 - 02:37 PM

Refresh - it starts next week!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Folk Trail - Le Jog 2011
From: My guru always said
Date: 28 Mar 11 - 11:45 PM

Not long now!


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Subject: RE: Folk Trail - Le Jog 2011
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 29 Mar 11 - 02:35 AM

Link to new website here!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Folk Trail - Le Jog 2011
From: GUEST,Desi C
Date: 29 Mar 11 - 07:21 AM

Wonderfully Folky venture, good luck from all at the Circle Folk Club near Wolverhampton. We'll come to see you in stafford May 3rd, be following you on line


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Subject: RE: Folk Trail - Le Jog 2011
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 29 Mar 11 - 01:06 PM

What a fun project. I note that it was posted last month they're looking for drivers for the support vehicle, so if you have some time, but not the legs...

clicky

Must be nice to live on a compact island... I s'pose one could do this in New England, but you'd need a bike (or motorcycle) for most of the rest of this country.

~ Becky in Long Beach


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Subject: RE: Folk Trail - Le Jog 2011
From: John J
Date: 29 Mar 11 - 05:28 PM

I've posted details of the expedition on the Outdoors Magic forum - I'm sure plenty of OMers will find the trip interesting!

JJ


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Subject: RE: Folk Trail - Le Jog 2011
From: John J
Date: 30 Mar 11 - 12:42 PM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Folk Trail - Le Jog 2011
From: John J
Date: 01 Apr 11 - 08:37 AM

Anyone know if this is actually happening? The lack of activity on their Blog suggests not.

JJ


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Subject: RE: Folk Trail - Le Jog 2011
From: My guru always said
Date: 01 Apr 11 - 08:57 AM

John, I was incredibly impressed by their new website as these folks don't seem to get on the net much. Hopefully they'll make some posts around the net, but my guess is that they're probably a little distracted at the moment. I believe it's happening!


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Subject: RE: Folk Trail - Le Jog 2011
From: GUEST,Lady Policeman
Date: 04 Apr 11 - 06:15 PM

Yes, it's definitely on it's way. If you read the Twitter bit on the right at the bottom there are a few updates up to 9 hours ago. They are still looking for drivers in certain parts and particularly in May. They are certainly getting a lot of support from around the country indeed from around the world ... well Ireland and France as well! A tremendous undertaking and I think we can forgive them not updating the Blog when probably the last thing on their mind is technology with all that beautiful countryside around them and music sessions to enjoy! Only 1169 miles to go! Hope as many of you as possible can catch them along the route as they're a cheerful welcoming lot.

Kath Parry
Pennymoor Singaround


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Subject: RE: Folk Trail - Le Jog 2011
From: GUEST,Mikey
Date: 05 Apr 11 - 05:16 AM

Some folks avoid the likes of Twitter, it may be better if they updated their blog to let folks know what goes on.

As it is it looks like the event's just not happening.

Mikey


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Subject: RE: Folk Trail - Le Jog 2011
From: Lady Policeman
Date: 05 Apr 11 - 09:44 AM

I know what you mean Mikey! I am neither on Twitter or Facebook but managed to glean enough information from the website to follow their route and see what they have done so far. Rang one of the walkers just now and they were walking along Hayle beach. They have had problems updating the Blog due to lack of Internet access but hve promised to do so as soon as possible.
The next planned session looks to be on Thursday 7th April at The Queen & Railway pub, St.Columb Major.


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Subject: RE: Folk Trail - Le Jog 2011
From: GUEST,Cats
Date: 13 Apr 11 - 06:00 PM

Excellent nights this week at the Rising Sun, Altarnun on the edge of Bodmin Moor and Harveys Wine Bar in Launceston. They got to Okehampton today in the rain and are off towards Crediton tomorrow. Check the website and go along to any of the sessions. They are filming and recording all of them to build an archive, a snapshot of folk music in Cornwall, England and Scotland over 3 months.


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Subject: RE: Folk Trail - Le Jog 2011
From: GUEST,SteveT
Date: 14 Apr 11 - 04:51 AM

I'm glad that Cats has resurrected this thread, which saved me searching for it. I got to the South Zeale session last night. The walkers are still looking amazingly fit. (Clare said the walking was "a doddle" it's the sessions that are wearing her out!)

What struck me most was the wonderful mix of people in the session, ages from teens or twenties upwards to ..(manners prevents me from saying), musicians from newcomers to those from families with a folk pedigree (and local to Dartmoor too) that makes "the revival" look like a hiccup and all enjoying the music and song.

I've read a few threads here on Mudcat wondering how/if "folk" is surviving. Perhaps the folk club era of clubs that booked guests every week is over but, down at ground level, where it came from before the revival, it looks as though folk is flourishing. I don't know whether all the sessions along the route will show the same picture but it will be fascinating to find out.

Congratulations to the team for their concept, for their determination and for bringing together the folk communities in this way. Have they, do you suppose, started a British version of the songline/dreaming track of Australian aboriginal culture??

If they are passing near you do go along and support them.


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Subject: RE: Folk Trail - Le Jog 2011
From: Cats
Date: 14 Apr 11 - 09:55 AM

It would be really good if anyone who goes to any of the sessions or meets up with the walkers en route could add to this thread to get a general picture of how things are moving on.


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Subject: RE: Folk Trail - Le Jog 2011
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 14 Apr 11 - 01:02 PM

So near and yet so far.... I won't get to Crediton / Cheriton Fitzpaine until tomorrow, by which time Claire and co will have got to the Pennymoor singaround! And we're running a singaround in Cheriton Fitzpaine tomorrow evening at the Crediton festival, so no chance of getting to Pennymoor.

I'm glad Claire's finding the walking a doddle, especially as she'll be at home tomorrow night - when Dick Stanger cycled from LE to JoG, he went via Chippenham and stayed at home for the night. He said afterwards that getting back on the bike the next morning and setting off again after a comfortable night at home was one of the hardest parts of the trip.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Folk Trail - Le Jog 2011
From: ConcertinaChap
Date: 17 Apr 11 - 12:31 PM

I've just started a thread about the extra session we've set up for the Folk Trail in Bath on the 21st. Click here.

Cheers,

Chris


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Subject: Folk Trail in the Cotswolds
From: Lady Policeman
Date: 23 Apr 11 - 07:41 AM

Just an update - Today The Folk Trail is walking from Old Sodbury to Dursley in the Cotswolds a distance of 14 miles then joining the session at the New Inn Dursley to record and film tunes and songs sung by local singers and musicians. Feel free to join them for the walks or the sessions, they're a great bunch and are doing an amazing job. They have been well received at all venues en route and are a quarter of the way through their journey to John O'Groats.
in the next week they will be at sessions as follows:

Sunday - Prince Albert, Rodborough
Monday - No session - they have to do their washing, blogging and recovery sometime!!
Tuesday - The Corner Cupboard, Winchcombe,
Wednesday - 2 sessions! How do they do it! 1pm The Yew Tree Conderton. Evening - Croft Farm Café & Bar, Bredon's Hardwick.
Thursday - The Fold, Bransford.
Friday - The Rose & Crown, Shrawley.
Saturday - The Lock, Wolverley



For details see the link in previous post from Kitty on 29/03/2011 or try http://www.folktrail.com

I'll be at Winchcombe and Conderton so may see some of you there!

Kath


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Subject: RE: Folk Trail - Le Jog 2011
From: Rebecca Fox
Date: 30 Apr 11 - 05:16 PM

We had a fantastic session at The Fold in Bransford a couple of days ago. Great to meet the walkers and hear a bit more about the project as well as how the walk is going. I think this is going to lead to an incredible archive. I did a bit of a write up about our evening here if anyone is interested.


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Subject: RE: Folk Trail - Le Jog 2011
From: Lady Policeman
Date: 02 May 11 - 06:30 PM

Folk Trail sessions this week are at:

Tuesday 3rd May -   The Spittalbrook Inn, Stafford .
Wed 4th May    -   The Old Star, Uttoxeter
Thursday 5th May-   No session planned.
Friday 6th May -   No session planned.
Saturday 7th May-   The Three Stags' Heads, Wardlow, Tideswell.
Sunday 8th May -   The Rambler Country House Hotel, Edale.
Monday 9th May -   The Globe Brew , Glossop


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Subject: RE: Folk Trail - Le Jog 2011
From: GUEST,Often
Date: 04 May 11 - 05:35 PM

What a great write up Rebecca! I am reposting your link so it is just a little more visible because I think people will appreciate it.

Folk Trail Write Up

I'd say better than what one would usually expect to find! Don't you all agree?


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Subject: RE: Folk Trail - Le Jog 2011
From: My guru always said
Date: 05 May 11 - 02:57 AM

Many thanks for the link to the write-up! How I wish we'd been able to join LeJog but it was not to be. Good luck to all the walkers, wishing you safe journey!


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Subject: RE: Folk Trail - Le Jog 2011
From: GUEST,SteveT
Date: 25 Jun 11 - 04:56 AM

I thought I might refresh this thread.

From their website (link above somewhere: I can't do them) they'll have "just" 31.9 miles (!) left after tonight's camp at Camster. They've done 1202 miles so far.

Remember that they've not just done the walk; they've had sessions at many of their overnight stops and they've recorded and documented all these sessions as a "snapshot of Folk Music in 2011". This will produce a fantastic archive of what is really happening in local sessions and singarounds across the country.

Congratulations to all involved and good luck with the final days. See you back in Devon.


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Subject: RE: Folk Trail - Le Jog 2011
From: GUEST,Desi C
Date: 25 Jun 11 - 08:24 AM

I'm afraid you're a tad late posting this, the walk started 3 months ago and they are almost there by now


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Subject: RE: Folk Trail - Le Jog 2011
From: GUEST,Jenny
Date: 09 Jul 11 - 03:55 AM

The walkers arrived in John O'Groats on-schedule on 27th June. Their pace was so fast by the end that they would have arrived sooner but for the fact that they took care to keep to schedule so that others could meet up with them at the times and places advertised.

The walk took 87 days in all, with just 2 rest days scheduled en route (at Ilam and Jedburgh). You can see the route itinerary here: http://www.folktrail.com/stages.php

Unlike those who take the shorter 800+ mile road route, the FolkTrail took the scenic/endurance route, following long-distance paths to avoid roads wherever possible. So the terrain was tough in places - especially in the north Pennines, where the going is hard at the best of times without the foul weather conditions that they encountered there. After leaving the Great Glen in Scotland they again encountered tough walking conditions - but this time due to having to walk the A9, where they had to constantly jump into the hedge to get out of the way of heavy traffic.

The four walkers who walked the entire route had covered 1240+ miles (not to mention the extra miles walked most evenings to the session or pub!). They found the long-distance walking easy, but unsurprisingly they found that keeping awake at the late-night sessions was not so easy.

In all we numbered fourteen (walkers and supporters) at John O'Groats, where we enjoyed champagne, chocolates and cake followed by a celebration dinner and lively session in the evening. The following day most of us took the ferry from Gills Bay to Orkney, for a couple of days rest before heading back southwards.

Congratulations to the FolkTrail walkers and here's looking forward to FolkTrail 2012...


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Subject: RE: Folk Trail - Le Jog 2011
From: Mysha
Date: 25 Feb 15 - 01:14 AM

A Folk Trail every year might be rather draining. Plus, a snapshot every year would probably not show very many changes in folk music from one snapshot to the next.

But maybe every five years?

Bye
                                                                Mysha


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