Dave McGilton | From Collie's Banks to No-Man's Land

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From Collie's Banks to No-Man's Land

by Dave McGilton

Folk and Acoustic based Contemporary Style "To date, McGilton is probably not well known outside his native County Cork. This CD is about to change all that showcasing his prowess as a composer, songsmith & musician"-John Hagan Irish Scene Magazine Perth
Genre: Folk: Gentle
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1. From Collie's Banks to No-Man's Land
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Album Notes
Between 9 August and 12 August 1916 at (Mouquet Farm) Pozières, France, during four days of very heavy fighting, Irishman and Australian Imperial Force Private Martin O'Meara repeatedly went out and brought in wounded officers and men from "No Man's Land" under intense artillery and machine-gun fire. He also volunteered and carried up ammunition and bombs through a heavy barrage to a portion of the trenches which was being heavily shelled at the time.
Stretcher-bearers worked to exhaustion, usually exposed to fire, carrying men to the aid posts close behind the front line. During this period O'Meara, then acting as a stretcher-bearer, behaved in a manner which led one officer to describe him as 'the most fearless and gallant soldier I have ever seen'.
O'Meara was wounded three times during the war and returned to Australia on 15 September 1918, having reached the rank of sergeant.The war took a terrible toll on his physical and mental wellbeing and he spent the remainder of his life in military hospitals.

For more on Martin see also http://youtu.be/bsTRYKYwjwk
Song written and Composed by Dave McGilton © 2013
Recorded at The Rise Studio
Engineered: Donncha Moynihan
Mixed: Dave McGilton & Donncha Moynihan
Mastered: Ruairi O'Flaherty
Musicians: Nylon Guitar: Donncha Moynihan - Piano Accordion/Piano : Pat Crowley
Vocals :Dave McGilton
Contacts: www.davemcgilton.com
Dave: dmcg79@ gmail.com
Donncha : donnchamoy@ hotmail.com
Ruairi : ruairioflaherty@ eircom.net
Pat : patcrowley@ ymail.com
Info on Martin:Fred Rea: fred@irishscene.com.au
In memory of
"Sleep well and dream Martin"



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