A NORTH Yorkshire singer-songwriter is set to be out on the road to play personal shows as a thank you to NHS staff and key workers.

Last year, Alistair Griffin, who is from Castleton in North Yorkshire, performed in people's back gardens and outdoor spaces during his Tour of Social Distancing.

This year he will be attempting the same but he will be playing to people who went the extra mile during the Covid crisis.

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In July he will be travelling to Scotland to play for care home manager Karen McGuffie, who has worked long hours to protect residents.

He is also set to call into Castle Douglas, to play on the doorstep of housebound 90-year-old Ruby Shaw.

Mr Griffin said: "The pandemic has forced us to do things differently so I’ve invented what I call ‘wild gigging’ - popping up and playing shows in strange places.

“And restrictions permitting, I still hope to get to Ireland to play for a lady called Margaret who’s battling cancer."

Alistair is looking for a sponsorship to take the show further.

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