Dandelions is a powerful protest song about the treatment and resistance of ordinary soldiers during the first world war.
It was written by my friend Steve O’Donoghue. I’ve heard him sing it at the folk club many times.
I approached the No Glory group who campaign against the glorification of war and they agreed it would make a powerful statement as part of their Somme centenary campaign.
Steve sings the song unaccompanied but No Glory gave me a modest budget and I arranged and recorded the song with a group. No Glory then put together this powerful video to go with it.
I blogged about the process of the recording in this post on the Steve White & the Protest Family blog – https://protestfamily.wordpress.com/2016/06/04/dandelions/