RYB Concert Programme
Sheffield Hallam Main Hall
Friday 16 November 8.00 –10.30
ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER
Unreconstructed social surrealist
performance poetry and thrash mandola-fuelled songs
with KATH TAIT and previewing REBELVOICES and FAITH PETRIC
Saturday 17 November 12.30 –2.30
of songs and styles from six women of note!
FAITH PETRIC (USA) Octogenarian
veteran of the Wobblies and “The Fort Knox of Folk Music".
REBEL VOICES (USA)
Susan Stecher and Janet Lewis, also members of Seattle Labour Chorus,sing
of struggles and triumphs past and present.
JULIE McNAMARA songwriter and
all-round performer , mental health system survivor, and self-confessed
(New Zealand) writes melodies with
lyrics that will astound
you challenge and make you laugh, inspired by the chaos
of modern life.
FRANKIE ARMSTRONG Raise
Your Banners welcomes
back a fine interpreter of songs chosen to explore women’s personal and social
relationships. Be inspired by her open-voiced singing technique.
Saturday 4.30 – 6.30
Another wonderful celebration of the power of the human voice as this
powerful female a capella quintet returns
to RYB, presenting gospel, spirituals, African and Caribbean traditional songs.
With JULIE McNAMARA
Saturday 7.30 – 11.00
is unequivocally "on the left". . . . . Dick's voice has been heard on
many occasions writing and singing new songs and reworking old ones to point out
the essential optimism in the human ability to overcome, the essential optimism
in the lot of mankind that makes a socialist.
With FRANKIE ARMSTRONG and REBELVOICES
November 12.30 –3.00
LEON ROSSELSON and
silence into song
"A subversive pairing of two of the left’s most
eloquent songwriters" (Daily Telegraph)
Sunday 4.00 – 6.00
written and performed by COOPE, BOYES & SIMPSON with the Roses and Thorns
Choir (conductor: Janet Russell)
premiere of a work inspired by the moment of peace that was the Christmas Truce
in 1914, reflecting the carols of peace on earth sung in No man’s land and
songs of later meetings in the spirit of reconciliation where enemies came to
recognise their shared humanity.
chance to hear Rotherham singer songwriter in a local tradition of radical
poetry and ballad making.
choirs from all over the UK provide free live music in the Atrium throughout
Saturday and Sunday in their own inimitable style, culminating in a Massed
Sing on Sunday 3.10 - 3.45 pm.
We are now taking postal bookings for Raise Your Banners performances.
To make your bookings, print out and fill in the booking
form and return it with your payment by post to
BOX OFFICE, Raise Your Banners, PO Box 44, Sheffield, S4
(telephone 0114 249 5185).
You can also buy tickets in
Sheffield Visitor Information Service
1 Tudor Square SHEFFIELD 1
Tel: 0114 221 1900
Credit cards accepted.
RYB Box office will also be open in the Atrium of Hallam University on Saturday
17 and Sunday 18 November.
to claimants, students, children under 16 and Senior Citizens. Please provide
proof of status with your application.