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Remembrance Day

by Little Sparta



Remembrance Day is a cover of a song by Scottish singer-songwriter George Grant from his 1981 album Fragments of the World. Little Sparta drummer Scott Skinner – Grant’s nephew — assumes lead vocals on the track, a haunting meditation on love capsized by war.

Grant lives in Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire and is a landscape artist whose work explores the beauty of his homeland. In 2016, Japanese folk label Branco re-released Grant’s 1977 album 90768. He is currently remastering Fragments of the World for release later this year.

The cover art for Remembrance Day is by Grey Gallery artist Covadonga Valdés.


Seven o’clock dead on time
Strikes home
Under the ring’s tender feet
Free roam
Downhill to the road

Arm’s kiss
Carving her name on this stone to remind them of this
On remembrance day

Steering a boat to the island tree
Laying two backs on a silver brae
Each holding their hands
They will gaze

Initials carved on a heart to remind them of this
On remembrance day

When he fights blind for the king’s land
Will the same stars shoot the sky?
Will the seagulls dive bomb on the mud of the Somme?
Choosing air to beachcomb
For the shells
With rings of white sand on their limbs to remind him of home

Eleven o’clock dead on time strikes home
Under the ring sand-shoe feet
Free roam

Uphill to the road
Arms kiss
Two minutes silence and peace
On Remembrance Day


released May 26, 2023


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Little Sparta UK

LITTLE SPARTA are a London based three piece featuring Alan D. Boyd, Susie Honeyman and Scott Skinner.

Described as ‘bittersweet and unpretentious’ by Pitchfork (7/10) for their first release Scalpel Slice (Fire Records) the band have continued to explore the out of the ordinary while maintaining the ‘Elegant, waning violins and craggy folkisms..” (NME) that have come to define their sound.
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