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Apr-Jun 2009 - I solo walked from Roncesvalles to Santiago. I hope to return as a hospitalera in 2016.
If you haven't heard, a fine musician and a real pilgrim sucombed to death recently. Below is an excerpt about his music on the caminoi. Google "Oliver Shroer" and enjoy the delights from his life... He left behind beauty and joy and hope...and music. Dance, dance, dance...and sing too. Life is short!

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"....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…

In his pack, Oliver carried his violin and a portable recording studio. When he found a church or cathedral that was acoustically enticing… and open… he played and recorded in these spectacular, sonic spaces – 25 different churches in two months of walking...."
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Frances 1999, Aragones 2000, Desde Le Puy 2002, Portuguese 2009, hoping RDLP 2014
Oliver Schroer and I wrote briefly at the begining of this year. His insights and courage touched me deeply and he was, I believe,celebrated by a tribute concert in Canada only a few months ago. I did not know he had passed until today. As a Canadian, a pilgrim, and a person with a lifelong connection to music, I am truly saddened at the loss of such a great musician and such a lovely person. A bright light, gone out much too soon.

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