A national music project marking this historic time, A Song for Us celebrates our communities and the power of music to bring us together.
Songs written by the public are shared on the music map below.
Leading singer-songwriters and composers created a series of songs inspired by the people of their county (and country – for Wales). The first songs premiered here on 23 March 2021, the first anniversary of lockdown one. More songs were premiered throughout 2021 with the final two songs premiering on 23 March 2022, the second anniversary of lockdown.
Bristol – This Is The Kit & Bucky, Cornwall – Gwenno, Devon – Seth Lakeman, Dorset – Karen Wimhurst, E. Riding – Gavin Bryars, S.Yorkshire – Skinny Pelembe, Kent – Tania Holland Williams, Lancashire – Little Boots, London – Bishi, East Sussex – Normanton Street, Derbyshire – Rukus and Zee Musiq, West Yorkshire – Boff Whalley (Chumbawumba) and Thanda Gumede, Wales – Amy Wadge & Tim Rhys-Evans, Manchester – PINS.
Help create a music map of the country with Your Songs. Share a favourite song, or write your own, that holds special meaning at this time.
Listen in, create a song, share the music.
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