Songs to Stir Action for Peace

6 Oct 2022 / Online

Details:

Date: 6 Oct 2022

Cost: By donation

Details: 7.30pm

Location: on Zoom

Website: https://mpdconcerts.org

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Run by: Frankie Armstrong

Further information:

Frankie Armstrong and Friends, featuring Peggy Seeger, Jim Woodland, Davies and Daughters, and Boff Whalley and The Commoners Choir.

This concert is to raise funds for Musicians for Peace and Disarmament. Previous concerts that Frankie has organised for MPD have raised funds to support CND, Campaign against the arms trade, and UN refugee projects.

We are especially delighted that Peggy Seeger has generously agreed to take part. Frankie and Peggy go back a very long way, from when they first sang anti-Vietnam War songs together. Peggy has scarcely had time to draw breath since returning earlier this year from a hugely successful ‘First Farewell’ tour with her son, Calum MacColl, in which she travelled all round Britain and Ireland, performing a total of 43 concerts. More are planned in September with her other son, Neill.

Also performing in this concert will be:

Jim Woodland, singer, songwriter and playwright.

Davies and Daughters, a family female a capella trio singing songs from the British and European folk traditions in their own unique harmony arrangements, as well as original songs. They sing in folk clubs, festivals, climate emergency events and recently at peace vigils for Ukraine.

Boff Whalley and the Commoners Choir, a remarkable community choir from Leeds tackling social injustice in all its forms. The choir’s founder, Boff Whalley is a musician and writer, former lead guitarist of Chumbawamba and currently working on a project with Welsh National Opera.