The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #36101   Message #497014
Posted By: bobby's girl
02-Jul-01 - 07:28 PM
Thread Name: Tollpuddle Martyrs Festival
Subject: RE: Tollpuddle
From the official leaflet about the weekend - Sat 14th; from 11am mostly top trade union speakers talking about the future of the unions, but from 1pm, music in the village hall. At 6.30pm in the Martyrs Marquee, a performance of "Tolpuddle Man" by Graham Moore and Endangered Species followed by The Captain Swing Band playing English Country Dance Music - all-in ticket £10. Followed at 8.30pm by Flatville Aces cajun band. Sun 15th - 11.30am - Tom Paine's Bones - Graham moore's new band, singing songs of social justice. 12.15 - Australian solidarity Choir, 12.45 - guest speakers, 1.15 - Saneko African jazz & percussion, 1.30 - guest speakers lay wreaths on grave of Martyr James Hammett, 2.00 - Eliza Carthy Band, 2.50 Repercussion Street Band, 4.15 - Billy Bragg and the Blokes. Sunday's programme is apparently free, and sounds like a good day - it usually is.