Search

Leyton Orient fan Barry Galvin and Kenny Toal release song to commemorate 100 year anniversary of the Somme

PUBLISHED: 12:00 05 August 2016

Barry Galvin (left) and Kenny Toal perform their recently released song 'The Greater Game' to Leyton Orient supporters in France

Barry Galvin (left) and Kenny Toal perform their recently released song 'The Greater Game' to Leyton Orient supporters in France

Archant

Song titled the Greater Game is now available to download through Amazon and iTunes and was played to O’s fans in France last month

Leyton Orient supporter Barry Galvin and Kenny Toal have released a song to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Somme.

The Greater Game, a tribute to the Orient squad that fought in the World War One battle, is available to download on Amazon, iTunes and all other major download sites.

It starts off with an extract of one of Richard McFadden’s letters revealing O’s team mate William Jonas had died at the Somme.

Galvin then goes on to tell the tale of the then Clapton Orient squad all signing up to fight for King and County.

Last month more than 200 O’s supporters made the trip to visit the battlefield of northern France.

They paid their respects to the thousands that lost their lives during the Battle of the Somme including three Clapton Orient players – McFadden, Jonas and George Scott.

Whilst in Delville Wood, Galvin performed the song to various O’s supporters two days before the centenary of Jonas’ death there

Orient fans have been commemorating their club’s service and sacrifice for many years and have now released a song to mark the 100 year anniversary.

In addition to the song and video, produced by Elliot Byrne, titled The Greater Game, which is available to view here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdOczMtfkW8&sns=em, Supporters club deputy chairman Steve Jenkins has brought out a book called ‘They took the lead.’

This tells the story of Clapton Orient’s major contribution to the Footballers’ Battalion and the book has now been made into a play, which is also called ‘The Greater Game’ and coming to the Southwark Playhouse next month for four weeks.

Latest East London Sports News

The Eagles opened their Royal London One-Day Cup campaign with an emphatic victory away to Glamorgan

The experienced forward will make his 1,000th club appearance during a Bishop’s Stortford game over the next week

Isthmian Cup Final: Leyton Orient Women 2 Ashford Town (Middlesex) Ladies 0

Yesterday, 18:19

Essex completed a resounding victory with 19 overs to spare at a sunny Sophia Gardens, and if they can replicate this performance throughout the competition, they will provide formidable opposition.

Yesterday, 17:00

Chris Brayford’s team will take on Ashford Town (Middlesex) Ladies in the Isthmian Cup Final at Aveley’s Parkside Stadium this evening

Yesterday, 13:34

Great Britain’s female players joined up with West Ham United Women this week ahead of the Fed Cup World Group play-off at the Copper Box Arena.

Yesterday, 12:00

The 25-year-old former Swindon Town player backed Leyton Orient to win their last few games in the National League

Yesterday, 11:00

London Lions will look to go one step closer to securing the British Basketball League title when they host Plymouth Raiders this evening (Wednesday).

PROMOTED CONTENT

All Points East will be returning to Victoria Park next month with two weekends of diverse music and a free community festival.

It’s the debate fans across the UK are discussing - so where better to find out more about the iconic burger than behind the scenes in a local McDonald’s restaurant?

Are you a landlord looking for a fixed rental income, paid whether the property is empty or not? Steve Westley, general manager at estate agents Elliot Leigh, explains their Guaranteed Rent Scheme and how it takes the stress out of letting your property.

Live

17:00

The Eagles opened their Royal London One-Day Cup campaign with an emphatic victory away to Glamorgan

View Live

Breaking news

17:00

The Eagles opened their Royal London One-Day Cup campaign with an emphatic victory away to Glamorgan

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

East London Advertiser twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists