We are delighted to announce live performances of ‘Songs of The Great War’ by international mezzo-soprano soloist Patricia Hammond, accompanied by multi-instrumentalist, arranger and researcher Matt Redman.
Together, they will bring some of the spirit of the First World War to The National Trust of Guernsey’s Victorian Shop and Parlour, with varied songs drawn from Britain, North America, Germany and France.

Date: Saturday 29th April
Time: 1230-1315
Place: The Victorian Shop and Parlour at 26 Cornet Street, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1LF.
No entry charge.

Reviews mentioning  ‘the tender and respectful way’ that the songs are treated, make this event even more compelling, so please join us at the National Trust of Guernsey’s unique heritage property, for what is sure to be a brief but long-remembered, musical occasion.

“Bravo – what very talented people! We do so appreciate the tender and respectful way you have treated the songs, not wrenching them up to date but just giving them your honest and creative reaction, as of now” – Dame Emma Kirkby.

“The CD was amazing! We thought we were at the beginning of the last century!” – Blandine Chailland, Musée Somme 1916, Picardie, France.

“New recordings and arrangements by Matt Redman, who also plays a host of instruments from piano to banjo to slide guitar, joined by a number of other musicians. The sound is a lot better, of course, than the old recordings. And Patricia Hammond has a truly beautiful voice and a sweet and charming way with the music.” – Donald Vroon, Editor, American Record Guide.

“Patricia Hammond has succeeded in her endeavour to present these songs in the light of day, sounding fresh as a daisy. A terrific disc.” – Fanfare magazine.