Climate change and migration are inextricably linked: the predicted increase in the number and intensity of extreme weather events such as drought, fires, storms, and flooding, will lead to huge numbers of people forced to move. Anna in Music for Galway devised the concept of SOT, inspired firstly by Jakob Koranyi's request to slow travel to Galway to play at the 1st CELLISSIMO Festival. Secondly, she was struck by a comment from a musician, an asylum seeker in Ireland who performed at the same Festival: He told her as he came off stage, that, for the first time since he had to flee his home country, he felt like himself again. Anna was inspired by Jakob's commitment to slow travel to reduce his carbon footprint, and by the power of music to create a sense of self and belonging. And so Songs of Travel was born.