It took almost two years to come to fruition, but the long awaited Wayfarers All CD of original music and song celebrating the National Forest’s long distance footpath finally launched at two local events beginning with the Swadlincote Food Festival.
This very popular festival drew a large crowd many of which took the time to comment on the fine performance given by Roots Community Singers who performed their three contributions to the Wayfarers album.
These were Where Will This Path Lead written by Roots Musical Director, Willow Songsmith, Travellers Prayer by John Renbourne and Home Song by the Wayfarers Project Manager, Mark Knight.
Other local artists featured on the CD also performed and were well received by a very mixed audience who from the comments received afterwards were pleasantly surprised by the diversity and quality of the album.
The second launch event took place at the Sir John Moore school, Appleby Magna at the beginning of December. This lovely historic building provided a wonderful atmospheric backdrop to the Wayfarers songs. Once again Roots performed their album contributions plus a range of other songs from their current set list.
Other artists appearing were, Green Fortune, Calling Time, Tim McDermot, Terry Enyon and Breton singer Dom Duff who has a large following in native Belgium.
The Wayfarers album was supported by the National Forest organisation and a successful Kickstarter campaign. It’s available from Roots Community Singers or Mark Knight, Green Fortune.