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Far, Far From Ypres - The Concert

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Far, Far From Ypres - The Concert
Far, Far From Ypres - The Concert


This Concert production arose out of the Greentrax double CD 'Far, Far From Ypres - Songs, Poems and Music of World War 1' (CDTRAX1418) and has been presented in several venues across Scotland, including a sell-out return visit to Celtic Connections in the Glasgow Concert Hall. One critic wrote: 'A standing ovation raised the roof for several minutes after the show had finished. It was a stirring end to a night that left the entire audience moved and sombre, but strangely elated.' A series of concerts around Scotland, sponsored by WW100 Scotland, Poppy Scotland, Legion Scotland and Creative Scotland was arranged for 2018 and Greentrax Recordings produced this DVD from the first of these concerts.

The DVD should not be regarded as simply a duplication of the double CD content but is an independent production. 27 songs poems and music with a cast of 28.

  • A two hour DVD recorded at Victoria Halls, Selkirk, on Sunday 5th August, 2018.
  • Songs, poems and music of World War 1 - 27 tracks.
  • It is the critically acclaimed multi media production of a Scot's journey to The Western Front in WW1.
  • Cast includes Barbara Dickson MBE, Siobhan Miller, Mairi MacInnes, Iain Anderson, Dick Gaughan, Gary West, Ian McCalman, Stephen Quigg, Ian Bruce and many more. Overhead slide projection by Peter Heywood.
  • Devised, written and produced by Ian McCalman.
  • Narration by Iain Anderson of BBC Radio Scotland.
  • The DVD is PAL system only.


    1. Name
    2. Battle Of The Somme
    3. The Last Mile Home/Mademoiselle From Armentiers/We're Here
    4. Your King And Country Need You
    5. Victory Parade
    6. Geordie McCrae
    7. Hush Here Comes A Whizbang/Bombed Last NIght
    8. Dulce Et Decorum Est (spoken Word)
    9. Black Is The Sun
    10. Hallowe'en
    11. Fritzy Boy/The Old Battalion
    12. Keep The Home Fires Burning
    13. And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda
    14. THa Ar 'n Ainm Ard Air Menheim
    15. Victory Parade
    16. Childhood's End
    17. Look For A SIlver Lining
    18. IT's A Long Way To Tipperary
    19. Farewell To The Creeks
    20. Goodbyee
    21. In Flanders Fields (Poem)
    22. Jimmy's Gone Tae Flanders
    23. Proof That We Are Winning The War (Story)
    24. Whiter Than THe Whitewash/I Wabt To Go Home/I Don't Want To Be A Soldier
    25. The Only Girl In The World
    26. The Bells Of Hell/Raining
    27. Roses Of Picardy
    28. The Devonshire Caroll
    29. I Wore A Tunic/Far, Far From Wipers/When This Bloody War Is Over
    30. An Eala Bhan
    31. Victory Parade
    32. The Bells Of Hell
    33. Keep Right On To The End Of The Road/IT's A Long Way To Tipperary/Pack Up Your Troubles
    34. Only Remembered
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