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.
After a splendid evening at Chesham Folk Club, we were pleased to be moving on immediately to another gig the following evening at another of our favourite clubs, the Hoy-at-Anchor Folk Club, held in The Royal British Legion club in Westcliff-on-Sea, near Southend.
It is always a pleasure to perform at Chesham Folk Club. The welcome is invariably warm, the banter is great and the club musicians of the highest quality.
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.