BSO Associate musician Hugh Nankivell is a popular figure across the South West where he and his accordion are known for bringing cheer to care homes, hospitals and schools.

Join Hugh on a musical ‘walk’ from the comfort of home as each 10-minute episode features tunes both old and new.

Hugh’s next walk

This week Hugh visits the Jurassic Coast for a walk Beside the Seaside and also sings of his Bonnie far away as he surverys the horizon.
From today at 3pm

Past walks with Hugh

Thoughts turn to love in a walk to and from the country cottage that was home to Dorset author and poet, Thomas Hardy.

During a walk in the park discover The Animal Fair,  meet a swan and bump into The Ugly Duckling.

Talk a stroll (and a row) by the river as well as joining a bargeman on the Volga.

Sing, clap or whistle along to Vivaldi’s Spring and Ray Charles’s Hit the Road Jack.


Hugh’s Musical Walks is commissioned by the Arts Development Company and funded by Arts Council England; it is produced by Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.