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Thread #169449 Message #4100845
Posted By: GUEST,henryp
05-Apr-21 - 10:25 AM
Thread Name: Any April Songs?
Subject: RE: Any April Songs?
Mr Cooney wrote 14 songs for the theatre piece - Rising Up Peterloo 2019 - seven about the events of 1819 and seven about 2019. His song about Ms McKee was among those eventually chosen and performed.
The song's lyrics include the lines: "Was early early in the spring/ All the birds did sweetly sing/ They changed their notes from tree to tree/ And they sang for Lyra McKee".
Mr Cooney said the producers behind the Peterloo show posted a video of his song about Ms McKee, sung by Lucy Farrell, Jim Molyneux and Sam Carter, on YouTube. Lyra McKee