Olympic relay caught in song

Roger Davies
Roger Davies

THE Yorkshire leg of the Olympic torch relay has inspired Brighouse musician Roger Davies to write a new song.

The song, ‘Carry That Fire’, will be performed by Roger on Radio Leeds on Sunday, June 24 - the day the Olympic torch passes through Brighouse town centre on its way from Huddersfield to Halifax.

“I’m really hoping that they will play it on the radio during the whole of the Yorkshire leg,” said Roger.

“I think it’s a fantastic event that will really bring the community together and I hope my song reflects that.It’s an upbeat song with a driving rhythm and I hope it captures the atmosphere of the whole event.”

The torch will visit Brighouse on day 37 of the Olympic relay which will see it travel from Salford to Leeds.

To celebrate the event there will be children’s races and street enetrtainment in Brighouse town centre from 10am to 3pm on Sunday, June 24.

Roger is a regular guest on the Andrew Edwards show on Radio Leeds and was asked to compose the special song after his last appearance.

“This is a once in a lifetime event and I really hope the song captures the excitement and the anticipation. I’m not a huge sports fans myself but I can appreciate what a big deal it is for a town like Brighouse to have the Olympic torch pass through on its way round the country,” said Roger.

During the 70-day relay the torch has been making its way round the country carried by runners, by bike and even boat.

Roger will also be in concert in Brighouse as part of the town’s Arts Festival on Thursday, August 30 at St Martin’s Church. He will present a selection of his songs with Hade Edge Brass Band.

l To listen to Roger’s song log onto www. rogerdaviesmusic.com

l For full details of the torch relay see next week’s Echo.