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.
We’ve always enjoyed our trips to Loughton Folk Club and were very much looking forward to making our return there on a sunny but cool summer evening.
After leaving the Cambridge105 radio station where we had earlier recorded a live set for broadcast on Les Ray’s Strummers & Dreamers radio show (see previous blogpost), we drove the very short distance back along Gwydir Street to St Barnabas’ Church on Mill Road, Cambridge and parked next to the St Barnabas Centre where we were performing that evening.
A recording session with Les Ray’s Strummers & Dreamers programme on Cambridge105, 18th June 2019 afternoon
18th June was a very full day indeed for Na-Mara, consisting of recording some live tracks for a radio programme in the afternoon and then giving a lecture and performing concert in the evening.
This was our first trip to the Colindale Folk Club which takes place in a side room of the Chandos Arms in Colindale Avenue, in London. The club has been growing in reputation over the four years since Mark Mulrooney established it and a lot of well known folk acts have now topped the bill there. As such, it was an honour for us to join that list
The Anchor Folk Club, hosted in The Blue Anchor public house on the High Street in Byfleet in Surrey, is a cracking good folk club and we were delighted to have been invited by club organisers Mike and Maureen to perform there.
We had wanted to perform at the Banbury Folk Club for a long times having initially been made aware of the club when we recorded our album, The Bite, at Blue Moon recording studios situated a few miles to the north of the town.