New sin­gle set to be re­leased

Isis Town and Country - - News -

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.

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