Apple Day

Apple Day is an album written by the Lanarkshire Songwriters and three local schools, Underbank Primary Schol, Kirkfieldbank Primary School and Overtown Primary School in 2016. The album was created as part of the Fruits of their Labours project which explored the horticultural and fruit growing history of the area with the children before writing songs based on their findings.

Each school worked with established Songwriters to create songs about the Fruit Growing and Horticultural Industry of the Clyde Valley. John Malcolm and Frank Rae worked with Kirkfieldbank Primary School, Ian Walker and John Weatherby worked with Underbank Primary School and Alan Jones and I worked with Overtown Primary School. The children were all very enthusiastic as were the staff in all of the schools. It was a great atmosphere to work in and the results are here on this wonderful CD.

Each school used the social history around them in their communities to create a diverse CD of songs. The result is an album of ten songs telling the story of the Clyde Valley through the eyes of young people who never had the chance to see the splendour of the Fruit Growing and Horticulture of the Clyde Valley.

For most of the Songwriters this was also a voyage of discovery as they had to research the history of the area to be able to help in the writing of these songs. It was a great addition to the Fruits Of Their Labours project and all the schools involved were extremely enthusiastic. This included all the teaching staff involved and the Head Teachers.


Track Listing

School Song
Kirkfieldbank 54321
Underbank Apple Day
Overtown Gateway To The Clyde
Underbank Dung!
Overtown The Day The Biler Blew
Overtown The Valley
Underbank Lest We Forget
Kirkfieldbank Apple Juice
Underbank The Wee Rab Rap
Kirkfieldbank Walking Down To The Clyde

Here are some of our other albums