Finlay Allison and Jimmy Ross will be joining Gordon Hotchkiss on Friday afternoon’s ‘Homeward Bound’ programme to talk and play some music about their show Which Side Are You On – the Life and Times of Pete Seeger which is on in the Kelvinbridge Parish Church Hall, 62 Belmont Street, Glasgow on Saturday 15 November at 7.30pm.
Jimmy Ross and Finlay Allison will be joined by former Young Traditional Musician of the Year, fiddler Gillian Frame and singer-songwriter and peace activist Penny Stone in a new expanded version of their tribute to the folk legend Pete Seeger who died this year aged 94.
As well as Pete’s songs – Waist Deep in the Big Muddy, Talking Union Blues, Turn,Turn and many more – they’ll also be singing others he popularised such as Woody Guthrie’s Pastures of Plenty and Song of the Deportees and Leadbelly’s Irene Goodnight.
Along with lots of archive pictures, including one of Pete performing at St Andrew’s Halls in Glasgow, they will tell the fascinating story of Pete’s life – his music and friendship with Woody and Leadbelly, his activism and persecution in the McCarthy era, his involvement in the civil rights movement and opposition to the Vietnam War.
Finlay Allison says that this Saturday night’s concert is fully sold out and is looking forward to the full-house.
Homeward Bound with Gordon Hotchkiss, Friday 14 November 3.00-6.00pm.