Day 1: Grapes of Wrath

There is only one thing on my mind, the open road- not sausages or astronauts nor bagpipes – the open road.

As it happens we’re currently on the M25 and it’s not very open but I’m sitting next to Donald Walnut in the back of the camper – he’s writing contracts or something equally lawyerly. Matt and Fergus are up front, eyes on the road, discussing the best things to dunk in tea. I’m just enjoying the rattle and hum of our Bailey’s Advance camper.

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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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Get your diaries out.

Davie-Playing-HilaryThe BBC Berkshirepalooza, Waltzing, Beekeeping and Buddy Holly,  but more importantly get in touch now and organise your own Seven Songs.

I’ve not told you much about my recent adventures in the homes and gardens across England, Scotland and Wales… and if anyone is reading this from Northern Ireland, I’d love to play there too at some point.

As of September 2015, we’ve played nearly 50 gigs now (or 55 if you include radio and other odds and sods), raised £5300 for Alzheimer’s Society and a couple of other charities on the way, including the Alice Gross Music Trust which I think raised about £700. Continue reading

Seven Songs at the BBC.

It’s a funny old world. I know I’ve bored you with this before, but I play guitar and sing Seven Songs- think disco/folk/punk/blues- to raise money for dementia research. It’s a drop in the ocean but we’ve had a tough seven or eight year journey with dementia and we’ve been helped by so many generous souls. I’m giving something back. On Saturday 28th of March Seven Songs performed on Matt Allwright’s Saturday Solutions on BBC Radio Berkshire. Continue reading