Travelling the Ancient Trails with Wayfaring Musicians and Pack Ponies
A walk with music and song across the north moor from Postbridge to Gidleigh co-ordinated and led by Carolyn Hillyer, Nigel Shaw and Danielle Earp
Organised as part of the Dartmoor Resonance Music Festival 2018
June 17 Sunday
There will be a very special pilgrimage walk across Dartmoor to celebrate the ancient landscape with music played on traditional and prehistoric instruments, and songs sung by a choir of voices in ancient and contemporary language, led by Wildsong (a collective of Dartmoor women’s voices). The walk which will move through periods of silence, singing, music, conversation and simple shared honouring at stone circles and monuments in respect of Dartmoor’s ancient people and landscape. This will be the moment in the Resonance Festival programme when our Dartmoor music will be offered to the open land and to an audience of ancestors – rather than to a seated concert space!
PLEASE NOTE: This is now a private invite-only pilgrimage rather than a participatory community event. We will be arriving at Scorhill Circle at the end of the afternoon if you wish to support and celebrate our arrival. If you do want to do this please park at Gidleigh Village Hall car park, rather than Scorhill Gate parking place which becomes quite congested at weekends.