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Heritage railway inspires Ceilidh band’s new song

David Frost from the Occasional Ceilidh Band, which has recorded a song about the Bure Valley Railway (pictured). Image: OCCASIONAL CEILIDH BAND

David Frost from the Occasional Ceilidh Band, which has recorded a song about the Bure Valley Railway (pictured). Image: OCCASIONAL CEILIDH BAND

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One of Norfolk’s favourite folk bands has choo choo chosen a steam train as the subject of its latest ditty.

The Occasional Ceilidh Band has recorded Boat Train, which tells the story of how the Bure Valley Railway’s narrow gauge service takes visitors from Aylsham to meet the tourist boats at Wroxham.

A spokesman said the song, based on the 1956 skiffle hit record Freight Train, had already proved a hit.

He said: “The result has been quite surprising. The management of the Bure Valley Railway liked it, and put the recording on their Facebook page – and it was viewed by over 500 people within 24 hours.

“Just goes to show that steam railway buffs like good music too.”

The band’s whistle and melodeon player, David Frost, is also a volunteer guard on the historic railway.

Their latest album All Our Own Work can be heard online at www.ocb-norfolk.org.

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