Since 2003, the Extreme Cellists have taken musical performances to new heights, and depths, by giving performances in many extreme locations.
They recently completed their 2014 venture - "Bordering on Madness"! Between 15 and 20 August, they played at the top of Chester Cathedral tower, and then covered the route of Hadrian's Wall (from East to West), playing along the way, including some notable landmarks - such as Castle Keep, Newcastle; Hexham Abbey; Lanercost Priory, Carlisle Cathedral and more.
More information (including pictures) will appear on this site in the coming weeks, but you can read all about the challenge (and see many images from it) on the blog, which they updated daily as they went along!
Their previous completed challenge was on 22 April 2012, when successfully ran the London Marathon carrying their cellos! In the process they raised over £14,000 for the spinal cord injury charity Aspire.
In 2010, the Extreme Cellists successfully undertook the
English Coast-to-Coast walk (as made famous by
Alfred Wainwright), carrying and playing their cellos as they went; this raised
over £6,000 for two charities, Aspire and PACT.
In doing so, they have raised over £30,000 for a variety of charities. Click here to read more about these previous ventures, or follow the links at the top of this page to discover more about Extreme Cello Playing.
Web site © Jeremy Dawson - last updated 19 July 2014