Battle's O'er: A Nation's Tribute
Sun, 11 November 2018 at 6.00am
Battle’s Over - Sleep in peace, now the battle’s over
On Sunday 11th November, St Albans Cathedral will host a lone piper as part of a nationwide campaign marking the centenary of the Armistice which ended the First World War. Starting at 6am, in cities and towns throughout the land, individual pipers will play Battle’s O’er - a traditional air played by pipers after a battle. Heralding the start of the day’s commemorations, they will play the haunting tune outside churches and cathedrals, in market squares and muddy fields, on hilltops and high streets, in valleys and village greens throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, and at scores of locations overseas, including Australia, Canada, the USA, Germany, South Africa, France, Spain, Denmark, Israel and Somalia to name but a few.
This very special event will take place at the West End of the Cathedral alongside the 'There but not there' Tommy statue and will mark the start of a day of commemorations taking place across the city. Find out more about Remembrance Sunday at the Cathedral here.