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David Pearl
1 Posted 02/11/2019 at 19:24:29
Really great that Pete. And so nice of John Barnes to contribute so much... by staying away, of course.
John Keating
2 Posted 02/11/2019 at 19:36:11
Pete, brilliant contribution!

Well done to you and everyone!!!

Brent Stephens
3 Posted 02/11/2019 at 19:42:01
Great piece. Perhaps we should make Number 2 in that list of 12 our team song.
Paul Birmingham
5 Posted 02/11/2019 at 22:01:27
Tonic for the troops, better by farđź‘Ť
Derek Thomas
6 Posted 03/11/2019 at 07:57:36
Pete, stuff like this never ceases to amaze me.

Keep the home fires burning... There was a competition for a new patriotic song... probably by a newspaper, the Daily Mail did a lot of that sort of stuff back then... nothing changes, does it?

Anyway it was big. Ivor Novello's mother kept on at him to enter, but a newspaper competition was all a bit beneath a 'proper composer'.

So one night she sat at his piano and butchered the instrument for an hour or so, before he got fed up.

"Well you write one then... I will if it will get me some peace and quiet." So he did, knocked it out in 45 mins and duly won it or so the tale goes.

Jamie Yates
7 Posted 03/11/2019 at 21:56:18
Fantastic piece, Peter. The power of singing is off the scale, it's a wonderful thing to be involved with something like the choir. Uplifting, empowering, community at its best.

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