The Road to Germany

from A Breath Against The Calm by Root and Branch

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The Road To Germany is written and sung by the band’s bouzouki player Stuart Graham. The lyrics tell a sadly-familiar tale of a young Syrian refugee from the town of Kobane on a dangerous journey to the refugee camps of Iraqi Kurdistan and onwards to Europe. Stuart was inspired to write the song after living in Iraq and then returning to the UK just as Europe's "refugee crisis" - perhaps better-termed a "refuge crisis" - was making the headlines across the world.

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from A Breath Against The Calm, released November 3, 2018
The Road to Germany/The March from Kobane (Stuart Graham). Arranged Root and Branch.

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Root & Branch play the traditional music of Britain, Ireland and the Appalachian mountains. The band consists of five musicians from both sides of the Atlantic, with diverse influences and backgrounds that create a distinctive and energetic sound.

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