A few weeks ago we were involved in a project with Batley Community Choir. After the first rehearsal the tragic death of Jo Cox MP rocked both the local community and the wider world but despite this BCC wanted our project to continue, culminating in a wonderful set at Cleckheaton Folk Festival.
Jo had close links with BCC and following their performance on Channel 4’s ‘The Last Leg’ they decided to record ‘The Rose’ as a charity single with all proceeds to be donated to the Jo Cox Fund, supporting Jo’s 3 favourite causes.
Gary Skyrme, the choir’s musical director, said: “The Rose is such a fitting song – it’s about love and hope – and Jo, who was our own Yorkshire Rose, epitomised those values.”
The three causes supported by the fund are the Royal Voluntary Service, Hope not Hate and the White Helmets.
Jo’s sister Kim Leadbeater described the tribute as “beautiful”.
She said: “On behalf of Jo’s family I would like to say a big thank you to Batley Community Choir for producing this beautiful single in her memory.
Community and particularly the coming together at times of celebration and of mourning is a big part of the ethos of The Demon Barbers and we hope you will consider supporting this project.
You can download The Rose now from Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, or buy a limited edition CD from http://www.batleysings.org/buy-the-rose/4592666160