Captain’s (B)Log: Friday 31st of May 2019

They say 'cast not a clout 'til May is out' so that means after today, we can all put our winter woolies away as it must be guaranteed warm weather now until the autumn!
On Sunday, we released the final music video from the new album, Halt the Wagons, a really moving song written about a local mining disaster that happened at the Huskar Pit Disaster.
Kate said, 
"I wrote the song to commemorate the 180th anniversary of a pit disaster in the next village from us. 26 children aged from 7-17 lost their lives, 15 boys and 11 girls.

Their deaths led to Queen Victoria forcing parliament to pass a law that made it illegal for children under the age of 10 to work underground. Still too young, but it gave many children the time for an education and chance to be a child.
This features 26 amazing kids from Barnsley Youth Choir 15 boys and 11 girls aged 7-17. We are very proud of it."

You can watch it here:

On a lighter note, we hope you all had a lovely bank holiday and it's a been a 4-day week and all is a bit quieter now that the boys from the band have gone, but it's also the glamorous life of the record company doing the mountain of washing and changing beds after our guests!
It's been a really busy May with Kate's new album and a tour but also making plans for the next thing, the cycle doesn't really stop here. We're already planning logistics for the Christmas dates whilst making sure we have suncream for the cricket matches we go to all the time!
Aaaand no sooner has Kate's tour finished, Damien is announcing the dates for his tour with Ron Block in September and October which will be pretty amazing and banjo-tastic.
Crikey! Time is certainly flying up on the Yorkshire hill!
 More next week…

Earworm of the week: 'Halt the Wagons'

This week’s teabag count: 44

Steve's Quote of the Week: Having found a bird up one of the chimneys..."When it comes out, charge it some rent.”