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Closed 07/08/2018

raised of £4,500 target by 60 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,163 to support a musical journey of celebration to bring live music to those who rarely get to experience it.

    Funded on Tuesday, 7th August 2018

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    We need your kind donations to help fund an epic musical homage to British composer, Ralph Vaughn Williams, on the 60th anniversary of his death, and raise awareness of the vital work of Yehudi Menuhin's charity, Live Music Now. This wonderful charity works to bring live music to people who otherwise would not have access to it, especially older people in residential homes, living with Alzheimer's or dementia.

    Performing Vaughan Williams’ Songs of Travel, words by Robert Louis Stevenson, our award-winning singer, David Jones, will travel on his trusty folding Brompton bike for 1,000 miles, cycling from Scotland’s North Eastern tip of John O’ Groats all the way to Cornwall’s most westerly point of Land’s End.

    Stopping in locations along the way, David will bring a gift of music into the hearts of all he meets by street busking, visiting care homes, and scheduling concerts everywhere, from cathedrals to cafes, with a portion of all collected money going directly to Live Music Now.

    A real-life British lone wanderer for the 21st century, David's epic travels and how this journey through land that inspired Vaughan Williams will be caught on film. We will create a documentary entitled "Baritone on a Bike" that will trace the way David's often solitary journey deepens the material he'll be singing, and show how music can make a difference in big and small ways to everyone's life. Each donation will ensure the donators' names will receive a thanks in the credits and we hope to eventually screen the documentary nationally.

    Even the smallest donation will make an impact on David's ability to completes his journey and spread the word about the charity, Live Music Now. We invite you to be a part of bringing music to people who would otherwise not have access to it. .

    Join us! Please support David's journey and make a donation today!



    • David Jones4 years ago
      David Jones

      David Jones

      4 years ago

      I've made it to England! After a brilliant concert in Moffat last night with Katharine Durran, and a Live Music Now performance this morning, I cycled down through Gretna and across the border, finishing up at Carlisle Cathedral, where I'll be performing in the morning. If you're so minded, you can catch me on both BBC Radio Cumbria and BBC Radio Lancashire tomorrow, at (roughly) 8.45 and 10.40 respectively. Thank you so much to everybody who has supported me since the last update. Please do keep spreading the word!

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    • David Jones4 years ago
      David Jones

      David Jones

      4 years ago

      I had my first concert of Song Cycle last night at the Spectrum Centre Theatre in Inverness, with the brilliant Robin Versteeg at the piano. It was incredible to sing the Songs of Travel with such fresh memories of the North Highlands to draw on. Robin and I then gave a performance for Live Music Now at a care home in Inverness this morning, before cycling together up over the summit at Slochd and on to beautiful Carrbridge. I'm now nestled in the Cairngorms near Kingussie and looking forward to my next performance in Perth!

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    • David Jones4 years ago
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      David Jones

      4 years ago

      A mixture of beautiful beaches and sublime mountain landscapes on the second day of Song Cycle, as well as my first encounter with Highland cattle! The space and silence here are incredible. Below is a little timelapse video of the first couple of hours of today's ride (only 50 seconds long!)

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    • Andrew Fletcher

      Andrew Fletcher

      Aug 2, 2018

      What a tour de force. Many congratulations on a superb performance. A very fine accompanist if a little heavy at times Sorry to be late donating. Off to Sitges tomorrow. Much love A


    • Terry Brown

      Terry Brown

      Jul 12, 2018

      Well done David, a fantastic effort for a worthwhile cause. I hope the support team were us to the task also!


    • Mac Podmore

      Mac Podmore

      Jun 30, 2018

      Gareth has told me all about your excellent work. Well done!


    • Nia Williams

      Nia Williams

      Jun 12, 2018

      Class act. I am in awe.

    • M HORNER

      M HORNER

      Jun 12, 2018

      Great effort David. My favourite song cycle which I first performed at college in Bath.


    • Carol Martin

      Carol Martin

      Jun 11, 2018

      Well done David! Been following your exploits. What an adventure!Congratulations!Aunty Carol & Uncle Gordon


    • Nigel Birkett

      Nigel Birkett

      Jun 10, 2018

      I worked for your support driver once upon a time and am glad to support you in homage to him!


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