UK musicians to re-record The Farm’s ‘All Together Now’ to raise money for the British Red Cross and the Shorncliffe Trust

Posted on on 20 November 2014
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The charity song recorded by the Peace Collective is being released to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Christmas Day Truce, when British and German troops left the trenches to play a game of football.

Produced by Suggs of Madness, and Mick Jones of The Clash, the cast of performers include Alexandra Burke, Guy Chambers, Gorgon City, Gabrielle, The Proclaimers, Engelbert Humperdinck, Holly Johnson, John Power, Jan Wobble, Jane McDonald, I Am Kloot, Shara Nelson, Amelle Berrabah, Jermain Jackman and The Farm, and are accompanied by a backing choir of schoolboy footballers from the Premier League and German Bundesliga.

Ged Roddy, Director of Youth at the Premier League, said: "All Together Now was the chief inspiration for the Premier League’s Christmas Truce Tournament in Ypres, where since 2011 we’ve brought young players from England, Germany, Belgium and France to play football in a spirit of peace and reconciliation.

It’s been fantastic to work with the Peace Collective and have young British and German players sing on All Together Now. These lads are only a few years younger than some of the soldier who met on those Flanders fields a century ago. It’s a wonderful message to send out that 100 years on football and culture are still bringing young people together."

All profits from the release on December 15 2014, will go to the British Red Cross and the Shorncliffe Trust.

You can follow the release on twitter using the hashtag #AllTogetherNow, and more information is available on Facebook, and on Twitter.

Posted by: Ellen Tranter, Centenary News