Tour line-up:

Mark Knopfler

Guitar, vocals
Steve Phillips

Guitar, vocals

Brendan Croker

Guitar, vocals

Guy Fletcher

Keyboards, vocals

Marcus Cliffe


Danny Cummings


Bobby Valentino

Violin, mandolin

John Illsley


Geraint Watkins


Robbie McIntosh


Chris White

Saxophone, flute, clarinet

Jools Holland


Jimmy Nail

Support vocals


In July 2002, four charity concerts were given in aid of Save the baby (23rd July), Teenage Cancer Trust (24th July), Leuka 2000 (25th July) and Countryside Education Trust (28th July). Announced as "Mark Knopfler and friends", Mark played with The Notting Hillbillies in the first half of the show and with virtually Dire Straits (including John Illsley and Chris White) in the second half. Jimmy Nail came on stage for backing vocals on Why aye man, Money for nothing and So far away. Jools Holland was a special guest on the 24th July on Run me down and Setting me up. The concerts included new songs Quality shoe and Why aye man from The ragpicker's dream album which was released two months after the charity shows.


Official recordings made during this tour

Concert Bootleg release Official release
London (24.07.2002)
London (25.07.2002)

Concert Bootleg release Official release
London (24.07.2002)

Total concerts played: 4

July 2002

  23.07.2002     Shepherd's Bush Empire London UK
  24.07.2002     Shepherd's Bush Empire London UK
  25.07.2002     Shepherd's Bush Empire London UK
  28.07.2002     Palace House Beaulieu UK

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