Just in time for Remembrance Day, Oak Bluff musician Barbara Joy has a song she wrote and recorded in memory of war veterans.
Simply titled, Remembrance Day, the song features Barbara Joy’s vocals and piano mixed with guitar. The lyrics include the line, "We will remember you, remember you on this day."
"It’s really reflective of Remembrance Day," Barbara Joy said.
She first started thinking about writing this type of song about a year ago, but said she wanted to take her time to come up with a simple song that captures the spirit of honouring war veterans.
"The main thing is that it had to be said correctly."
In the summer, she contacted Jordan Jackiew, a Winnipeg music producer who she’s worked with on her previous recordings.
She was able to work together with Jackiew to record the song and a video that will be released just prior to Nov. 11.
Barbara Joy said she hopes to sing her song at the Sanford Legion’s Remembrance Day service in Sanford United Church, 4 Main St. The service starts at 10:45 a.m. on Nov. 11.
The song is available on YouTube, Spotify, Amazon, Facebook under Barbara Joy music, and on the Manitoba Music website at https://www.manitobamusic.com/barbarajoy
Barbara Joy’s previous recordings include A King Has Come, a Christmas/winter collection and God’s Wonder, a collection of her gospel and folk/children’s music.
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