Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Monday, December 12, 2016

Recommended: Mark Steyn on "Roses of Picardy"
The Great War's Greatest Ballad

One of my favorite commentators, Canadian ex-pat Mark Steyn, loves the music of the war, especially—and I agree with him 100% on this—the greatest ballad of the war, "Roses of Picardy". Click on the image of his introductory section below to access the Podcast during which Mark presents several renditions of the song, including his own, and much fascinating detail about the music, composer, and lyricist, and "Roses" postwar life.

By the way, "Roses of Picardy" is one of the 20 original period recordings we present on our CD, The World War I Centennial Hit Parade.  

1 comment:

  1. Margaret Sydney AustraliaDecember 13, 2016 at 3:28 AM

    Fascinating about Fred Weatherly and Haydn Wood, Roses of Picardy and Danny Boy. I didn't know anything about it. Mark Steyn thankyou!