Tree Song To Stop High Speed Train

20 December 2011, 06:34 | Updated: 23 December 2011, 12:28

A new song has been released by a group who have joined the campaign to stop a new train line being built between London and the north.

It opposes the destruction of loads of trees in the Chilterns, which may have to happen if the High Speed 2 line is built.  The government want it to pass through Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire.

Lead singer of Buckinghamshire based group Dirty Mavis was walking his dog through the woods in Great Missenden when he bumped into one of the lead campaigners against the proposed High Speed 2 rail link between London and the North.

Martin Davis told Heart "I met lead anti-HS2 campaigner Joe Rukin who told me they'd approached a big famous band to write a song for them to support their campaign; but nothing had come of the request. So after thinking about what Joe had told me about the plans to build part of the through the woods here and over the Missenden Plain I started to come up with some lyrics and a tune for the campaigners."

Martin added "On my drive home through the Chilterns I began to put the song together, and by the time I reached Northampton I had the full song ready to go in my head!"

His six-piece group Dirty Mavis, based in Buckinghamshire, were fully behind the idea and have released the track on download.