'The Thin Seam' music commission
Singer/songwriter Ali Bullivent was commissioned by the National Mining Museum England to write a new musical piece in order to highlight their archives.
This formed part of the Wakefield Literature Festival 2016.
The resulting lyrical song cycle is inspired by a short story by Sid Chaplin, 'The Thin Seam' (1950), which follows the life of a miner from Durham who chooses to return to working in the pit rather than continue his scholarship education and risk becoming alienated from his community.
'The Thin Seam' was performed at the Unitarian Chapel in Wakefield where Ali was joined by fellow musicians Jonathan Dore, Jane Muller and Paula Ryan.
The recording was produced by Jamie Vizard and the videos by Fly Girl Films.