Daughter of Big Country's Stuart Adamson Releases Charity Cover of Iconic Song

Kirsten Adamson & Friends' Peace In Our Time Blasts Into iTunes Top 10


Scary Biscuits Promotions

Peace In Our Time was written by Kirsten’s late father Stuart Adamson (Big Country, The Skids), and originally released in 1989 on Big Country’s 3rd album. This new version features his daughter Kirsten on lead vocals, with some of the UK's finest folk and Americana singers on backing vocals - Karen Matheson (Capercaillie), Dean Owens, Jill Jackson, Dave Burn, Lisa Rigby, Dan Raza, Emily Smith, Paul Gilbody and Jason McNiff.

Released on what would have been Stuart Adamson’s 64th birthday, Mon 11th Apr.

The video puts children in the spotlight, as they mime the words; filmed with the children of friends who responded to Kirsten’s appeal for people to take part.

Poignant and pointed, Peace in Our Time delivers a simple, heartfelt message with Kirsten’s crystal clear vocals as its heart and soul.

KIRSTEN: “Half of Ukraine's children have now fled the country, more than 5 million Syrian children are in need of humanitarian assistance and more than 12 million children in Yemen are in danger from war, disease and hunger. Around the world millions of children are suffering through acts of evil.

Feeling helpless and overcome with sadness, especially as I watched my own young son, I wanted to raise money to help these children in any way I could. I put a call for action on my social media pages for people to help out and take part in the video, and was overwhelmed by the response

I have chosen to support War Child charity with this release, donating all profits to their emergency appeal. They are currently working directly with children who are living through terrifying conflicts, offering them safe spaces and delivering life-changing services and support. War Child provide emergency care and the support they need to overcome the emotional and physical toll of conflict, as well as access to services to catch up on lost education that will help to transform their futures for the better. Please help us spread this much needed message of peace”.

“A very Sixties feel protest song, naïve, but I did it anyway” Stuart Adamson
(Melody Maker interview, March 26, 1990)

UPDATE: On its first day of release, Peace In Our Time blasted into the iTunes top 10 chart, at no 6


Singer/songwriter Kirsten Adamson summons the same heart-stopping purity as Sandy Denny, by way of Emmylou Harris and Kate Bush. Transcendence runs in the family. Her father was Stuart Adamson (Skids, Big Country) and she spent summers with him, soaking up the atmosphere in Nashville. She was the vocalist and keyboard player for indie-folkers Aberfeldy, before fronting country rockers The Gillyflowers and more recently half of alt-country duo The Marriage.

Her second solo album, Landing Place (produced by Dean Owens), is scheduled for autumn 2022 release.

April 12, 2022 6:37am ET by Scary Biscuits Promotions  

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