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Raise Your Banners 6th - 8th Nov 2009

GUEST,Joe G 15 Aug 09 - 12:48 PM
GUEST,Joe G 06 Sep 09 - 05:39 PM
GUEST 07 Sep 09 - 07:59 AM
Cath 07 Sep 09 - 11:32 AM
GUEST,Joe G 07 Sep 09 - 01:21 PM
theleveller 07 Sep 09 - 01:29 PM
GUEST,Joe G 07 Sep 09 - 03:36 PM
GUEST,Gary Hammond 07 Sep 09 - 04:00 PM
GUEST,Joe G 07 Sep 09 - 04:15 PM
Joe G 12 Oct 09 - 08:34 AM
bradfordian 12 Oct 09 - 07:45 PM
GUEST,Joe G 27 Oct 09 - 06:26 PM
Joe G 30 Oct 09 - 09:59 AM
bradfordian 09 Nov 09 - 11:56 AM
GUEST,Joe G 09 Nov 09 - 02:35 PM
GUEST,jimmy 10 Nov 09 - 07:58 PM
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Subject: Raise Your Banners 6th - 8th Nov 2009
From: GUEST,Joe G
Date: 15 Aug 09 - 12:48 PM

Hi all

Advance notice that the Raise Your Banners Festival of political song this year will take place in Bradford once again. The dates are 6 - 8 November and there will also be some activity in the week leading up the festival, including a political songwriting competition at the Topic Folk Club in the City.

Artists are yet to be announced but there will be a strong line up of performers, including many choirs, appearing at the main venues in the heart of the city centre which include Bradford Cathedral. There will also be a bookfair and workshops.

I'll post more info as it is available but be good to get it in your diary now! Check out the website for a preview of what will be happening.

Raise Your Banners 2009


Cheers


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Subject: RE: Raise Your Banners 6th - 8th Nov 2009
From: GUEST,Joe G
Date: 06 Sep 09 - 05:39 PM

Hi all

The line up for RYB is now on the website - link in my previous post! Be good to see lots of you there!


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Subject: RE: Raise Your Banners 6th - 8th Nov 2009
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 07:59 AM

is it politically inclusive or left wing only?


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Subject: RE: Raise Your Banners 6th - 8th Nov 2009
From: Cath
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 11:32 AM

Interesting question and one that the previous organisers often discussed.


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Subject: RE: Raise Your Banners 6th - 8th Nov 2009
From: GUEST,Joe G
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 01:21 PM

Depends on what you call left wing I suppose! But I am here to raise awareness of the festival not to get into a discussion about politics so you will have to await a response from others on that one. I will simply quote fron the RYB site

'The Raise Your Banners Festival celebrates the power of political music and the campaigning arts and gives voice to struggles for liberation, equality and justice, in defence of the environment, and for a better world.'

By the way 'Guest' it would be good if you add a name in the 'from' box or login so we know who you 'are' when you post otherwise you will understanably upset our mods.


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Subject: RE: Raise Your Banners 6th - 8th Nov 2009
From: theleveller
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 01:29 PM

"is it politically inclusive or left wing only?"

Errr.... is the BNP politically inclusive or ultra-right wing only?


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Subject: RE: Raise Your Banners 6th - 8th Nov 2009
From: GUEST,Joe G
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 03:36 PM

I forget to mention the MySpace site which is currently under development too - be good to have those who are interested as friends there

Raise Your Banners MySpace


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Subject: RE: Raise Your Banners 6th - 8th Nov 2009
From: GUEST,Gary Hammond
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 04:00 PM

Hi Joe, thanks for the friends invite, I will try and get along to this if I'm not working. Sounds really good and hopefully 'left wing only'


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Subject: RE: Raise Your Banners 6th - 8th Nov 2009
From: GUEST,Joe G
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 04:15 PM

Be great to see you there, Gary, if you can make it.


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Subject: RE: Raise Your Banners 6th - 8th Nov 2009
From: Joe G
Date: 12 Oct 09 - 08:34 AM

Just a reminder about the festival as tickets are now on sale and are going fast - see Raise Your Banners
for details


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Subject: RE: Raise Your Banners 6th - 8th Nov 2009
From: bradfordian
Date: 12 Oct 09 - 07:45 PM

As a (debunked)native of the host city, I shall again be in attendance with NOTTINGHAM CLARION CHOIR, who (BTW) have a couple of clips on YouTube (if anyone fancies a taster).

Looking forward to hearing most of the 20-odd choirs who will be performing material often composed or arranged by their own creative talents giving social commentary on current affairs in song, and continuing a tradition of the clarion choirs of 100 years ago.

brad


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Subject: RE: Raise Your Banners 6th - 8th Nov 2009
From: GUEST,Joe G
Date: 27 Oct 09 - 06:26 PM

Hi all - the festival is fast approaching and early bird discount tickets are still available but only until 31st Oct ie this Saturday!

See link to website earlier in this thread for details!

Hope to see some Mudcatters there - (glad to hear that you are attending with the choir, brad - I'm sure the concerts will be great and just hope I get the chance to see something of them!)

Joe G


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Subject: RE: Raise Your Banners 6th - 8th Nov 2009
From: Joe G
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 09:59 AM

Tomorrow (Sat 31 Oct) is the last day to get your early bird discount tickets for the festival so order now if you are coming to see a great line up including Leon Rosselson's 75th birthday celebrations - Turning Silence into Song'!


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Subject: RE: Raise Your Banners 6th - 8th Nov 2009
From: bradfordian
Date: 09 Nov 09 - 11:56 AM

24 choirs each performed 2 or 3 songs in their 10 minute slot. The venue was Bradford Cathedral -- well done to the church elders for allowing it! The acoustics were fairly good - a bit muffled towards the back of the church. A very slick and efficient event organised by Keith and his colleagues so a big thank you and well done to him and his gang.
I enjoyed "The Laughing Policeman", but then I was in the choir! ;-))

Brad


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Subject: RE: Raise Your Banners 6th - 8th Nov 2009
From: GUEST,Joe G
Date: 09 Nov 09 - 02:35 PM

Thanks Brad - glad you enjoyed it. It was a lot of hard work by everyone involved but it seemed to go really well. I only managed to get to see one of the Choirs (Corista?) but they sounded great and there was a really nice atmosphere in the cathedral

The finale on Sunday afternoon with the Hall Brothers was the only thing I managed to see in full and that was brilliant and really moving when they sang We Shall Overcome at the very end.

Hope to hold RYB in Bradford in 2 years time and maybe some othere events in Kala Sangham as it was a great venue

Joe G


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Subject: RE: Raise Your Banners 6th - 8th Nov 2009
From: GUEST,jimmy
Date: 10 Nov 09 - 07:58 PM

Concidering teh fact the cocerts were sold out + sucessfull why not every year.


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