Saturday 17 March 2012


The next stretch of “Andante” will almost certainly start on Thursday 22 March, at Eskdalemuir village.  A lovely, gentle stroll along the west side of the Esk valley, then across open moorland and down to Gretna.

Should reach Gretna and the border on Sunday (25 March), so that’s a good excuse for an evening celebration in a local pub!  Then on to Carlisle on Monday and further towards the Lake District on Tuesday.

Do join me if you can – and please spread the word, tell friends, “like” and “comment” on Facebook etc.  Don’t forget – to contact me during the walk, please use my mobile: 07974 698265.  At other times, please use 01765 602856 or email:

Also, we need a few very good (grade 8+), young (16-24) violins & cellos for a VaCO residential course this Easter.  Again, if you know anyone who might be interested, please pass on the news – and, if you use Facebook, a few more likes and positive comments will help enormously!


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