The Naas CBS sixth years who recorded 'Green Fields of France'
This version of a World War I ballad will give you chills. The sixth-year boys of Naas CBS have recorded a haunting version of 'Green Fields of France' to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, which occurs this weekend.
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The song was posted on the Naas CBS Music Department's Facebook page this afternoon.
The folk song, written in 1976, is a sad reflection on a young life cut short during the brutality of WWI. At "only 19", young Willie McBride would have been scarcely older than the Naas students singing his song today.
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