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About Oliver

In May 2004, fiddler/composer Oliver Schroer set out with three companions to walk along the Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrim trail that meanders across France and Spain. Over the course of two months, the four companions walked 1,000 km in the footsteps of their medieval brothers and sisters. Certain things may have changed since medieval times – pilgrims are less likely to be eaten by bears or to be robbed by gangs of raiding mountaineers as they cross the Pyrennées. Yet the mechanics of walking have not changed in 1,200 years, and so they endured similar hardships, pains and tribulations along the way. Along with the joys of making a long journey on foot, of being totally immersed in a slowly changing landscape and experiencing it with all of the senses...

El Camino. The Road...

It is continuous, unbroken, yet changing. The one constant is the sound of footsteps – the heartbeat of the pilgrimage...

This is Oliver's record, broadcast to his family, friends and fans. Chapter one begins here.