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Thread #15569 Message #140496
Posted By: Mig
24-Nov-99 - 09:30 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Tolpuddle Man (Graham Moore)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Tolpuddle Man
Hello from Sydney Australia [where we sing "'though Frampton's defamed us"].
Back in 1993 my friend Margaret Walters who had recently returned from England [and met Graham Moore?] organised a show using about ten songs by Graham and by another writer [name eludes me]. These were connected by readings from the trial and elsewhere and by Margaret's narrative. The songs were performed by Margaret and a wonderful [now defunct sadly] group called Taliesin.
I've let her know about this thread, and hope she may join in.
I can't stay long 'cause I'm at work, but when I get connected at home I'll be able to contribute better.
I will say 'though that Graham Moore's 'Captain Swing' about the machine-breakers in Dorsetshire is a phenomenal chorus song! You may shudder, but I hope one day to hear an electric rock band play my arrangement of it.