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Review: Gerrard Winstanley & The Diggers

Jim Martin 11 Jun 11 - 07:54 AM
Neil D 11 Jun 11 - 12:38 PM
Jim Martin 12 Jun 11 - 08:22 AM
Dave Hanson 12 Jun 11 - 11:09 AM
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Subject: Review: Gerrard Winstanley & The Diggers
From: Jim Martin
Date: 11 Jun 11 - 07:54 AM

Very interesting article in The Guardian yesterday about how James Weeks has put this bit of history to choral music:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/jun/09/diggers-choral-work-james-weeks?INTCMP=SRCH


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Subject: RE: Review: Gerrard Winstanley & The Diggers
From: Neil D
Date: 11 Jun 11 - 12:38 PM

Very cool. Winstanley has always been an historic political hero to me. Whoever said that lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for could have had the True Levelers in mind.


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Subject: RE: Review: Gerrard Winstanley & The Diggers
From: Jim Martin
Date: 12 Jun 11 - 08:22 AM

and Dick Gaughan's folk version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWzzvnPOyTM&feature=related

I think with what's happening to the UK & Ireland at present, this song needs singing loud & clear at every available opportunity!


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Subject: RE: Review: Gerrard Winstanley & The Diggers
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 12 Jun 11 - 11:09 AM

That is of course Leon Rosselsons song ' The World Turned Upside Down '
using Gerard Winstanleys words.

Dave H


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