100 Voices Sing Out for Neston Ladies Day
|Published: 27th May 2014 18:00|
As part of the 200th Anniversary celebrations of Neston Female Society and the annual Ladies Club Day, a brand new song has been recorded.
Hip & Harmony CIC's Paula Prytherch and local singer/songwriter Steve Daintree went into local primary schools in April to talk about the traditions of the Female Society and to gather the children's own words and ideas about the project.
These snippets formed the basis of the lyrics to 'It's Ladies Day' - a song that has now been put to music by professional composer and producer Patrick Dineen and recorded at Neston Town Hall with the voices of 100 local schoolchildren.
It is with great pride that AboutMyArea Neston now publishes the debut of this wonderful song, accompanied by photographs from this unique occasion over the years.
You should be able to view the video below. However, if you are using a mobile device, you may need to click here to see the video.
How can I get my own copy?
All children who participated in the recording will receive a copy of the CD when they return from school after the half term break.
It will be on sale (priced at £1) from outside the Brown Horse on Ladies Club Day, along with the Souvenir Brochure (£2).
More details to follow regarding further distribution.....so watch this space!
It's Ladies Day - Lyrics
The sun is shining, like a bright star smiling down on us,
Feeling proud of our town so let's rejoice.
All the people are gathering, it's gonna be such a special day for us
Sing along to our song and lift your voice.
It's a time for a celebration, for both the young and old,
Tomorrow's a mystery, but we're making history, a story to be told.
Whatever the weather, we're coming together, today is here to stay.
Walk through the ages, turning the pages, hand in hand let's celebrate,
Always with us won't fade away, in our hearts forever...
It's Ladies Day.
We hear the bagpipes playing, while the marching band says follow us
To the fair with its music and candy floss.
So many beautiful flowers, with all the ribbons like rainbows over us,
Pretty dresses and a blessing on Neston Cross.
Been passed down through the generations, now it's ours to hold,
We all want this to be the best one in history, a story to be told.
Chorus repeats twice.
For more information about the Neston Ladies Day 200 Heritage Project, click on the logo below to visit the website:
The Neston Ladies Day 200 Heritage Project has been supported by funding from Neston Town Council, Cheshire West and Chester Council and Cllrs Louise Gittins, Kay Loch and Andrew Williams.