We wrote this song to commemorate those courageous young men and women who stood up to Nazism in late 1930s Germany and on into the war years. Known collectively as the Edelweiss Pirates because of the metal badges they wore emblazoned with the flower, their group name in Cologne was The Navajos.
Concert in the Bin go Theatre, Diao YuCheng International Music Festival held by CQUPT, Chongqing, China
Da Capo Music Foundation, Founders' Day Concert, (Private Event) Roslyn Hill Chapel, 3 Pilgrim's Pl, Hampstead, London NW3 1NG (NOTE: Timing to be confirmed)
Na-Mara had been recommended to Rosslyn Court organiser, Morag Butler, by Mike and Maureen who run the Anchor Folk Club in Byfleet, and we were delighted to accept an invitation to perform for the first time in Margate. Given that Rosslyn Court also runs a wide array of folk-related and other workshops, we were similarly delighted when Morag agreed to let us run a workshop on ‘Songs and Tunes from the Celtic World’ on the afternoon ahead of our performance.
Friends 'Music at the Meeting House' Concert Series, Quaker Meeting House, 109 Handside Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Herts., AL8 6SP (Venue and Timing to be confirmed)
When we checked our diaries as we left the door, it turned out to have been over five years since we’d last performed at the Great kNight Folk Club in Northampton. So, we were really pleased to be returning there with lots of new material.
After the Skipton Folk Unplugged gig, Rob and I sat up late with Chris and had beers and snacks, winding down, not getting to bed until 1.30am. So, it was a lazy morning over a wonderful breakfast watching the UK constitution evolving in real time as the Supreme Court unanimously ruled against the Prime Minister’s attempt at prorogation of Parliament, 11-0.
After another excellent breakfast near the Market Hall in Altincham, we set off around 11.30am to make our way east to our next gig in Skipton, North Yorkshire.