TUNE Armistice Pals - Where Have All The Flowers Gone
An exciting new charity single, the first of its kind from world of folk music has emerged from a grassroots initiative. Intent on paying tribute to the music and influence of the recently departed Pete Seeger with his famous anti war song, Where Have all the Flowers Gone, a rousing version of the famous anthem has been co created by a group of musicians calling themselves 'Armistice Pals', to draw attention to the deplorable waste of human life and the decimation of whole communities when men signed up in regiments en masse, as part of the WW1 recruitment drives.
With a plethora of voices from across the acoustic spectrum representing the great and the good, young and the old, seasoned and emerging all on the same single this is a true community project. Recorded in the vein of 'Perfect Day' the Armistice Pals 'super group' have created a folk rock version of Pete Seeger's anti war classic, which has over 50 voices woven together, including Pete's step sister, Peggy Seeger. When Peggy heard about the project she was keen to add her voice to what she described as one of her favourite of Pete's songs. She revealed in a video in which she talks about the song, that it was Pete's legacy to get everyone singing and that to use the song to bring the folk community together as one voice and unite people with one song, was something that gave her great pleasure.
The single is being released on November 17th has just been passed for play on BBC Radio 2 and earmarked for a Wednesday night Mark Radcliffe Folk Show near to the release date !
The aim is to gain national radio play for the song and try to raise as much money as possible for the four charities which the project is supporting.