Posts Tagged ‘eric bogle’


Memorial Day

May 25, 2009

military cemetary

Memorial Day. More than just the official start of the American summer.

MP3: The Pogues – The Band Played Waltzing Matilda [buy; more about Eric Bogle]



November 11, 2008

poppy(photo credit: Ian Britton)

It’s Veteran’s Day, Remembrance Day in Canada. For many years, I’ve re-read “In Flanders Fields” and listened to the Pogues’ version of “The Band Played Waltzing Matilda” on this day. A few years ago, I started listening to the “The Green Fields of France,” by the Dropkick Murphys, as well. Both songs are by Australian folk singer and songwriter, Eric Bogle, and they both commemorate the fallen in World War I, at Gallipoli and in France respectively. They are also both superbly powerful indictments of war.

Dropkick Murphys – The Green Fields of France (amazon)