The Lads in Their Hundreds from Michal Shapiro on Vimeo.

This performance, which took place at the Bury Castle Armoury was a co-presentation of the English Folk Expo and the “Homegrown” Series, a project of The Met arts center. It seemed a particularly appropriate setting for a song about the many young men who trained and were sent off to the battlefields and trenches of World War 1 and never returned. The anthemic song is a setting of words by A.E. Housman, with music by Steven Knightley. It is part of 2 CD release called “Centenary” commemorating the heroes and victims of the Great War, with the voices of Downton Abbey’s Jim Carter, and Actress Imelda Staunton.

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