New single set to be released
BOOYAL-BORN Helen Coleman is set to release an original song.
You will possibly remember her from a story last year published in Town and Country.
Ms Coleman grew up and attended the school in Booyal and learnt singing from a teacher in Childers.
Ms Coleman’s grandfather fought in the First World War.
He was a driver who, with an eight-horse team, ferried the wounded (and sadly, the dead) from the frontlines.
Ms Cole said this song was a tribute to those men.
Her music is shaping up to be absolutely fantastic with vocals, piano, strings, flugelhorn and drums.
It was professionally recorded in Brisbane with accomplished musicians.
“I am in process of getting a video put together for it as well,” she said.
“My grandfather and his brothers were all from Booyal and all returned soldiers.”
Ms Coleman plans to return to Booyal later in the year to help celebrate 100 years.
The proud artist said she missed the Booyal community and was excited to be releasing her new track.
Here is the write-up from SoundCloud:
‘In Flanders Fields’ is a poem by Canadian John McCrae, written on the battlefields of World the First War. He penned the poem after noticing how quickly poppies grew around the graves of soldiers killed at Ypres, Passchendaele, Pozieres, The Somme – to name but a few – in the area collectively known as the Flanders Fields.
My grandfather, driver Wilfred Coleman, 25th Battalion AIF, spent most of the war, (after Gallipoli) driving an eight-horse team back and forth to the frontlines, picking up the wounded and dead. Sadly, John McCrae did not survive the war, but the symbol of the poppy and his beautiful rondeau remind us always of the sacrifices made on those fields for our freedom.
In honour of their memory: ‘In Flanders Fields’ – vocals, Helen Coleman; composer and arranger, Daniel Philippe; piano, Daniel Philippe; flugelhorn, Geoff Govier; strings, The Adina Quartet; drums, Nathan Goldman.
Audio engineer: David Quinn. Mastering: Dave Neil. Producers: Helen Coleman and Daniel Philippe. Executive producer: Charles Di Lisio. Recorded at Ghostgum Studios, Cannon Hill, Brisbane. Recorded 100 years after the Battle of Verdun, February 21, 1916. Lest we forget.
This work is copyright, and all rights are reserved.
First violin is exceptional – concertmaster and first chair QSO playing a 200-year-old Spanish violin. I think he is wonderful! https://www.reverbnation .com/helencoleman?profile _view_source=header_icon _nav.