With the Burston Strike School soon reaching the centenary that it was officially declared open, the story behind the event continues to resonate with people today. One of the joys for the trustees of the Strike School, is being presented, often completely unexpectedly, with the work of people who have been inspired by the story of the Burston School Strike and the Higdons.
At the end of last year the trustees were contacted out-of-the-blue by Simon Haines from Hadleigh who said he had written a song inspired by the Burston Strike. As a musician and song-writer, he told us that he wrote the song some time back, but had never got round to sending it to anyone. Thankfully he did, and got it recorded by Suffolk singer Megan Wisdom and Cara Bruns.
You can read the lyrics, and hear the recorded arrangement on the Hadleigh Folk and Acoustic Music Nights website: https://www.hadleighfolk.org.uk/?page_id=1205
Simon Haines is also involved in the Hadleigh Poetry and Music Day to be held on Saturday May 20th https://www.hadleighfolk.org.uk/?page_id=1157 Top of the bill is the fantastic Attila the Stockbroker (who made an appearance at last year’s Strike School Rally); the John Ward Band, Martin Newell & The Hosepipe Band and Megan Wisdom, who accompanied by Park and Ride keyboard player, Cara Bruns, will perform She Lit the Fire, live for the first time.
For further information on the song, and the inspiration and performers behind it, please contact Simon Haines directly on: Mobile: 07818 417780 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Posted by BurstonStrikeSchool
- On April 29, 2017