On Friday 27th March 2020 a friend of mine sent me a link to the poem, In The Time of Quiet,written by a Yorkshire poet, Philippa Atkin a week or two earlier.
I immediately wanted to set it to music and, after finding Philippa and gaining her approval put a video together for my Facebook page.
I made this, much better, re-recording in March 2021.
Here’s what Philippa said when she first heard my original recording.
Oh my goodness Ian, that is AWESOME! You have just brought tears to my eyes. Please may I have permission to share this? I’m sure it would be so uplifting to so many people. I feel overwhelmed by what you have done – once again – amazing!!
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