Shake the Chains, Songs of Social Change, Resistance & Protest

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Shake the Chains, Songs of Social Change, Resistance & Protest

Saturday 3rd February 2018
Doors 7:00pm, Live Music 7:30pm

And special guests Leon Rosselson & Grace Petrie


Shake the Chains – a touring commission of new and classic protest songs,

With Nancy Kerr, Greg Russell, Findlay Napier, Hannah Martin & Tim Yates

“Eclectic and adventurous…. A classy affair”- The Guardian ****

“A remarkable and moving exploration of the common ground between folk music and the politics of protest”- Folk Radio

“Moving, pertinent, and a clear sign that the UK folk scene does retain a political impetus”- RnR magazine

Shake the Chains is one of the most timely and exciting new music commissions of 2017. In a year of unprecedented political upheaval, an enviable cast of five of the best contemporary folk singer songwriters and musicians came together to explore and celebrate the role songs play in social change, resistance and protest.

Shake the Chains is a commission from Folk by The Oak with support from Arts Council England, Help Musicians UK and Folk Alliance International.

For more information or to book tickets, go to Follow the project on Twitter at @shakethechains1 and on Facebook @shakethechains.