Yorkshire Anthem

A twist on the Yorkshire classic!

single_coverIn 2013, a star-studded version of On Ilkla Moor Baht ‘At featuring a rap by a film star was released on Yorkshire Day (August 1), to showcase the county worldwide.

The track is Yorkshire's own national anthem and has been reworked to breathe life into the piece of cultural heritage.

It followed an initial campaign by music teacher and musical director, Gordon Eddison from Otley, to raise awareness of the anthem after it was suggested only 10 per cent of young people in the UK's biggest county were even aware of the song.

This version features a collection of Yorkshire stars; it includes a rap by film and stage actor Brian Blessed, vocals by soprano Lesley Garrett and singer/songwriter Alistair Griffin, music from the Grimethorpe Colliery Band and vocals from the Yorkshire choir Rock Up and Sing.

X Factor singer and Yorkshire Regiment soldier Jonjo Kerr also features on the track and profits will go to the Heroes Children Fund charity (of which Jonjo is a patron), the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Yorkshire Regiment's charity.

It has been produced by Artistic Producer on The X-Factor, Eliot Kennedy. The Sheffield-based songwriter has written and recorded with some of the world's biggest acts including Take That and the Spice Girls.

The track is available to download on on iTunes and a video is available to watch on YouTube.

If you like this charity single, please help to spread the Yorkshire love and share it on Twitter and Facebook.

Happy Yorkshire Day!!