New songs from Jim & Barry on BBC Radio 2 – 11th November

Coope Boyes & Simpson’s long association with music about Remembrance is continued as Barry & Jim bring new songs to Radio 2’s Ballad of the Great War 1917 on 11th November. Barry Coope joins The Thurnscoe Harmonic Male Voice Choir to sing his arrangement of “Trench Raid”, a new song written by Sean Cooney of The Young ‘Uns.

The programme also includes a first chance to hear Jim Boyes & Maarten Decombel as the new duo perform “Passchendaele”, a song by Jim which was specially commissioned for the centenary of the battle.

Meanwhile, “Standing in Line”, the production devised by Lester Simpson, which uses songs, readings and images to tell the story of his great-uncle, Albert Scrimshaw, killed in in Battle of Passchendaele a century ago is also touring, details here –

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