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Weʼre raising £7,500 to support a musical journey of celebration to bring live music to those who rarely get to experience it.

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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!

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  • David Jones6 hrs ago
    David Jones

    David Jones

    6 hrs 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 Jones3 days ago
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    David Jones

    3 days 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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  • David Jones4 days ago
    David Jones

    David Jones

    4 days ago

    #songcycle is under way! A beautiful day's ride along the north coast of Scotland, taking in two lighthouses designed by relatives of Robert Louis Stevenson (the poet of Songs of Travel). Orkney glowered magnificently to my right throughout, and I sang some folk songs on the streets of Thurso. Onwards and (literally) upwards tomorrow!

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Page last updated on: 5/22/2018 11:21 PM

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  • Paul Ellis

    Paul Ellis

    May 22, 2018

    Don't you need bigger wheels?Hope you have an amazing journey in every sense. Looking forward to seeing you in Bristol.Good luck.

    £10.00

  • Peter Merson

    Peter Merson

    May 21, 2018

    Wow David! Riding JOGLE on a Brompton, giving concerts en-route and raising funds at the same time is amazing!

    £100.00

  • Mary and Gary Nicholls

    Mary and Gary Nicholls

    May 18, 2018

    Good Luck David!

    £20.00

  • Matthew Enn

    Matthew Enn

    May 16, 2018

    £20.00

  • Jonny Scaramanga

    Jonny Scaramanga

    May 16, 2018

    Go David go!

    £50.00

  • Hilary Campbell

    Hilary Campbell

    May 15, 2018

    Good luck! xx

    £10.00

  • Dale Harris

    Dale Harris

    May 15, 2018

    Lad.

    £20.00

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