Sing Beneath The Sun Video Shoot

Following the release of ‘Sing Beneath The Sun’  in August, I’ve had some wonderful responses from folks. Many of these songs inspired by stories from around the First World War, especially those that come from harsh industrial lives, seem to have resonated strongly.

I want to continue sharing these stories with as many folk as possible and so making a music video for the title track would be a great way to do that.

We’re going to shoot this video in the Peak District National Park. With its vast moors and rolling vistas, these are the landscapes that Jim and Edith-Maude escaped to after their gruelling shifts at Gawber Colliery and Staincross Mill.

The video will feature Matt Steady (violin), Ruth Owens (duet vocals), and myself. We’ll be using lots of the old family photographs preserved by my mother as well. I was very excited to see a new one of Jim she’d just discovered!

This is a place of exceptional beauty and I’m hopeful that this video will further illuminate Jim and Edith-Maude’s inspiring story.

‘Sing Beneath The Sun’ truly was a labour of love for me, but, as an independent self-funded musician, I really appreciate all the support and help I’ve had along the way.

While this isn’t a formal crowdfunding campaign, I would be very grateful for any contribution you can make towards the cost of making this video. From £1 upwards, it’s totally up to you how much you want to give! Everyone who contributes will be mentioned in the video credits with the largest contributors appearing first.  

I’m really excited to create something visual that will share the story behind ‘Sing Beneath The Sun’ and bring the song to life even more. Thank you so much for your support!



The song itself tells the story of how Edith-Maude, my great-grandmother, saved up enough money through sheer thrift to allow Jim, my great-grandfather, to stop working in the coal mine and pursue his life-long dream of working as a professional musician. Through her endless loving support, she saved Jim from a life that would have been cut short. Full story available in Album Booklet or in Sing Beneath The Sun Facebook Group

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