A musical feast for you today! Our ‘protest song’ workshop has latterly been rehearsing a new song, Si Kahn‘s They All Sang ‘Bread and Roses’, first recorded in 1990 by American folk singer and political activist Ronnie Gilbert (1926-2015), one […]
Yesterday late afternoon, following six weeks of workshops and last Friday a banner-making workshop, we had our first rehearsal in Brompton Cemetery for our processional performance on 21st June of Rise Up, Women! commemorating the centenary of partial suffrage for […]
A first video from our 21st May concert at the Museo del Romanticismo, Madrid: “Riding on Top of the Car”, first performed and recorded by George Lashwood, 1905.
I’m not sure of the date of composition of this fabulous song written and composed by Charles Ridgewell and George A. Stevens, though Mark Sheridan’s original version pre-dates Stanley Kirkby’s recording by at least (I think) a couple of years. […]
Since I missed a ‘Song of the Week’ last week when I was busy with other things, I think you deserve a double treat this week! In the course of yesterday’s event at East Sheen Library I was sidelined into […]
A very enjoyable presentation yesterday at East Sheen Library, Richmond, of The Edwardian Kitchen. I realise we’ve now so much material, both musical and historical, that we cannot possibly pack it into the space of an hour … or two […]
I guess the place we have to start this week is with a 1932 cartoon. I’ve been an ardent fan of Betty Boop and Popeye cartoons since I discovered them as a schoolboy in the 1960s (there’d been a Popeye […]