‘From the industrial revolution, universal suffrage and the slave trade through to CND, Rock against Racism and the Miners’ strike, songs are a common and integral factor in all the movements that have sought to instigate change.
Shake the Chains is an exciting new touring commission from celebrated UK contemporary folk singer songwriters and special guests that will explore the role songs have played in social change, resistance and protest.
The project is a commission from Folk by the Oak, with support from Arts Council England, Help Musicians, and Folk Alliance.’
Shake the Chains toured earlier in the year culminating in there stunning CD which will be officially launched in September but exclusively performed at Folk by The Oak July 2018 – who commissioned the Shake The Chains project.
The artists are Nancy Kerr and some members of her Sweet Visitor Band – Greg Russell & Tim Yate, Glasgow’s own Hamish Napier , and BBC Radio 2 Fok Award winner Hannah Martin from Devon on fiddle and banjo.
You will be able to hear them live on 31 Jan 2018 at Celtic Connections 25 th Festival
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