‘The Green Fields of France’ was performed by students from Naas CBS Music Department, to mark the 100th Armistice Day.
Naas CBS student Kevin Singleton has personal reasons to mark Armistice Day, which is why he suggested to his music teacher that he and fellow students do a special performance of “The Green Fields of France”.
“I suggested it to her a few weeks back as my own great-great-grandfather was in the Royal Navy during the war. Thankfully he survived it but his son, my great-uncle, was killed in WW2.”
The song was written in the seventies by Eric Bogle, to remember the Irish soldiers who died in the First World War. The performance by Naas CBS, is surely one that Bogle would be satisfied with; although the students put it together in an impressively short amount of time.
“It took us about 50 minutes to put it together and record it. We’re quick at putting things together when we put our mind to it. We all just gel so naturally that working together is easy. We all get along brilliant and are very close friends. Most of us have been in the same music class since first year.”