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“Isla St Clair’s voice is beautifully pure.” – Sunday Times Magazine.

The evocative voice of Isla St Clair and the inspiring sound of Scottish pipes create a moving tribute for Remembrance.

Producer
Isla St Clair
Patrick King

 

Running Time
43 minutes

 

Catalogue Number
HCLA – C115

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  1. Written to commemorate the Battle of Passchendaele, Flanders, in 1917, where half a million soldiers fell. Today a memorial, in the form of a Celtic Cross, stands on the road to Passchendaele as a permanent reminder to their sacrifice.

  2. The First World War had a devastating effect on English village traditions. The Maypole, centre of village springtime celebrations, was replaced by a war memorial inscribed with the names of the young men who died. Their bereaved womenfolk danced with each other in spring, at Whitsun, in remembrance.

  3. Lili Marlene was a favourite song of both British and German soldiers during the Second World War. The D-Day Dodgers was written by soldiers of the British Eighth Army serving in Italy, 1944, to the tune of Lili Marlene.

  4. Isla’s uncle, Sandly Sinclair, was killed on D-Day, 1944, while serving with No 3 Commando. The lament was written by Isla’s mother Zetta Sinclair

  5. A song from a women whose lover is to fight in one of the 18th century campaigns in Flanders

  6. n the 17th and 18th centuries some girls dressed as boys to enlist in the army or navy. The charm, sauciness and reputation of the female drummer biy in this Napoleonic song was celebrated countrywide

  7. A popular song from the Napoleonic era that was used in the ‘Sharpes Rifles’ television series. Isla’s version gives the song a special significance for Remembrance.

  8. This lament played on the great Highland bagpipe by Stuart Shedden was written as a tribute to all those soldiers killed in the Great War 1914-18 and with no known grave

  9. A medley of 2/4 marches played by Pipe Major Gordon Walker. King George V’s Army was composed to commemorate the valour of the British Expeditionary Force that went to France in 1914.

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“Isla St Clair’s voice is beautifully pure.” – Sunday Times Magazine.

The evocative voice of Isla St Clair and the inspiring sound of Scottish pipes create a moving tribute for Remembrance.

Producer
Isla St Clair
Patrick King

Running Time
43 minutes

Catalogue Number
HCLA – C115

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