Walnuts And Wheelnuts

It’s been six months or so since The Walnuts arrived back home from our Motorhome tour of Spain and France and we’ve just started preparing for our annual evening at the Pearson Hall  (23rd November, tickets £15, get in touch with brianmscott@msn.com if you’d like tickets. We’d love to see you!).

But even with Sonning coming up there is still only one thing on my mind –  the open road.

To be fair when I say just one thing I’m actually thinking of a couple of other related things – guitars, sausages, bagpipes, vineyards, fiddles, idyllic hillsides and extraordinary breakfasts. Continue reading

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The Walnuts Vs Apollo 11

I’ve always wondered how the engineers, scientists, astronauts and the operations team at NASA prepare for the run-up to a space mission. Imagine being responsible for launching humans and millions of dollars worth of kit into space and hoping you’ve done everything you can to get both people and equipment back safely.

Walnuts, this is Houston. Thrust is GO, all engines, you are looking good.

It’s a bit like that for the Walnuts. We’re getting ready to head off on our Piping Hot Sausage Tour to France and Spain, except not only do we need to get there and back safely we’re also raising money for Alzheimer’s Research UK – NASA didn’t.

If you’d like to make a donation then go to: The Walnuts Just Giving Page.

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A Fistful of Sausages

If someone said to me as a small boy that I would be going on an adventure to find the best sausages in Europe when I grow up I would have known, in that moment, that life was going to be good.
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Bound for Glory

When Sister Rosetta Tharp sang, “This train is bound for glory” she was clearly thinking of the day when The Walnuts would conquer Europe in a motorhome. Like Sister Rosetta, we were bound for glory. Finding new friends, playing in beautiful places and meeting kindred spirits who embraced the very essence of The Walnuts; no audience too small, no situation too embarrassing, no island too remote and no music too live.

Here is a taste of the Walnuts live on Nakholmen Island in the Oslo Fiord.

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THE EPIC… WALNUT DASH!

PRESS RELEASE May 16th 2017

The Walnuts are a group of middle-aged musicians from Berkshire who play Celtic music, Folk and Americana.

Between June 28th and July 4th 2017 they will be travelling together in a motorhome all the way to Oslo and back, to play a series of concerts in aid of Alzheimer’s care and research and in Amsterdam for Hope Beyond Displacement.

They will be stopping along the way for refreshment, and will play music wherever they stop, regardless of whether anyone has asked them to do so. The only way to cease them playing will be to put money into their cake tin.

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Sonning On My Mind

Well it happened and it seemed to be good – Ginny, Simon, Harman, Hannah, Donald, Matt and I pulled it off.

And with the help of Brain, Donald, Kate and the gang it was a success – £1345 raised for the Alzheimer’s Society.

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Blood Cancer, Dogs and Shoes

Seven Songs played a gig for Delete Blood Cancer at a shoe shop on New Bond Street – I’m not abandoning Dementia but this is also an important cause and was thrilled to be involved.

I’m not an expert on Blood Cancer so I asked my friend Mike Dicks who is currently in remission from leukemia to write about Delete Blood Cancer. He did something even better and more wonderful – he made a special Mike & Scrabble cartoon strip featuring a bit of Seven Songs.

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