It was a very big ask. The local Schools Music Service wanted Dawn - my wife and writing partner - and I to write a special "Teesdale" song for the schoolchildren of the Dale where we live.
The song would be performed at "The Big Sing", an annual event where the children give a concert to hundreds of parents and friends.
For the two concerts, two music teachers joined me to accompany the kids and the song was a great success.
Since then, the song has been used by Teesdale Church groups and by one school celebrating a special anniversary.
I also re-recorded the song solo so that I could include it on my Love & Hope album.
Video released : November 14, 2009. © 2009, John D. Lewis/Dawn M. Lewis/Coquet Shack (PRS/BMI/PPL).