The debut solo single by Long Earth vocalist Martin Haggarty is released on November 17, 2023 in aid of War Child, accompanied by a poignant video by award-winning filmmaker Ross Eaglesham.
War Child UK is a charity supporting children in conflict zones throughout the world.
Watch the official video for “Dust & Stone” through the YouTube player below:
“Dust and Stone” is the first release under Martin‘s own name, and almost certainly the most important song he has been involved in.
Written & produced by Martin Haggarty, vocalist & songwriter with progressive rock bands Long Earth and Field of Vision, first composed this song during the conflict in Syria a few years ago after seeing a shocking news report on the TV. Initially playing all the instruments himself, the song was shelved until the conflict in Ukraine became the catalyst for a new interpretation in 2022. Over the last year, Martin has invited some musician friends to add their considerable talents to the recording, and has decided to release the song as a charity fundraiser for War Child UK, who aim to improve the lives of innocent children caught up in war zones throughout the world.
Purchase the track on Bandcamp: https://martinhaggarty.bandcamp.com/track/dust-and-stone
Martin Haggarty (Long Earth, Field of Vision, Abel Ganz) / Vocals, Synths, Guitar, Percussion
Amanda Lehmann (Amanda Lehmann Band, Steve Hackett) / Vocals, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Hew Montgomery (Grand Tour, Abel Ganz) / Piano
Trev Turley (Random Earth Project, Mojo Preachers) / Bass
Jon Farley (Checking for Echo Project, The Hollow Moon) / Drums