British rock hero Mark Knopfler has performed a moving guitar version of the Last Post as part of Superact’s First World War centenary music project, The Last Post.
Mark dedicated his performance to the 17,000 Northumberland Fusiliers killed in the First World War.
With the Heritage Lottery funded project launch on next week Knopfler played the famous ceremonial call to promote the 200 free commemorative events being held in communities across the UK until November 18 as part of Last Post fortnight.
At each community led event the Last Post will be played on different instruments in tribute to people connected to the area whose lives were impacted by World War One.
Having grown up in Blyth, Northumberland, Knopfler dedicated the Last Post performance to his home county regiment who suffered more casualties in the First World War then any other.
Following his Last Post performance, Mark Knopfler said: “The First World War left its mark on families throughout the UK, and throughout the world. It is important to remember the sacrifices made, and to think about why wars happen.
“I’m playing the Last Post for 17,000 young men of the Northumberland Fusiliers who lost their lives. You too can remember through music with The Last Post project.”
Superact’s Virginia Crompton, Executive Producer of The Last Post project said: “The Last Post is a creative project enabling people all over the UK to explore local World War One heritage and reflect on new interpretations of this piece of music that has become indelibly linked to remembrance.
“With events happening across the UK from November 4 to 18, you can find your nearest event on www.thelastpostproject.org.uk or even host your own.”