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.
Shake your chains to earth like dew
Which in sleep had fallen on you
Ye are many – they are few”
The Masque of Anarchy, Percy Bysshe Shelley