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GUEST,Jennifer 08 Feb 02 - 08:02 PM
BlueFolk 09 Feb 02 - 08:16 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 09 Feb 02 - 11:39 AM
GUEST,MCP 09 Feb 02 - 11:52 AM
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chico 08 Jan 06 - 04:35 PM
Saro 08 Jan 06 - 06:04 PM
Leadfingers 08 Jan 06 - 06:24 PM
open mike 08 Jan 06 - 10:27 PM
GUEST,peter 23 Mar 11 - 09:48 AM
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Subject: Bread & Roses
From: GUEST,Jennifer
Date: 08 Feb 02 - 08:02 PM

Can anyone help with the names of the women in the UK group Bread & Roses (lot of acapella, high-voiced lead. I've been given a copy of a cassette and would like to trace original. Any leads helpful. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Bread & Roses
From: BlueFolk
Date: 09 Feb 02 - 08:16 AM

Check this link


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Subject: RE: Bread & Roses
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 09 Feb 02 - 11:39 AM

Or perhaps this one:

Bread & Roses


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Subject: RE: Bread & Roses
From: GUEST,MCP
Date: 09 Feb 02 - 11:52 AM

That appears to be a link to a DC feminist choir. I think the group you're after is the one with Hampshire singer Sarah Morgan (who did the setting for C Fox-Smith's Home Lads Home.

Sarah (and another former Bread and Roses singer Alison Muir) is now (or was - I don't know how current I am - I haven;t seen her for about a year) in a trio called Hen Party. You can contact Sarah via the Hen Party web-site. I'm sure she'd be more than happy to give you more information.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Bread & Roses
From: GUEST,MCP
Date: 09 Feb 02 - 02:34 PM

That was Eindhoven's link I was referring to, but George's is also a US choir.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Bread & Roses (singing group)
From: chico
Date: 08 Jan 06 - 04:35 PM


    C                                             G7
As we go marching, marching in the beauty of the day,
   C                            G      D7          G7
A million darkened kitchens, a thousand mill lofts gray,
    C                                    F             G7
Are touched with all the radiance that a sudden sun discloses,
          C                               F             G7 C
For the people hear us singing Bread and roses! Bread and roses!

As we go marching, marching, we battle too for men,
For they are women's children, and we mother them again.
Our lives shall not be sweated from birth until life closes;
Hearts starve as well as bodies; give us bread but give us roses!

As we go marching, marching, unnumbered women dead
Go crying through our singing their ancient cry for bread.
Small art and love and beauty their drudging spirits knew.
Yes, it is bread we fight for - but we fight for roses, too!

As we go marching, marching, we bring the greater days.
The rising of the women means the rising of the race.
No more the drudge and idler - ten that toil where one reposes,
But a sharing of life's glories - Bread and roses! Bread and roses!

[In Lawrence, Massachusetts, textile companies were angered when in 1911 state law reduced the work week for women and children from 56 to 54 hours. They retaliated by increasing the work load, but not the wages. The workers responded with a massive strike; over twenty thousand men, women and children won concessions by staying out of work for ten weeks. With a rallying cry of "Better to starve fighting than starve working," the women stayed out for nearly three months. 'During a protest march, some of the women carried a sign that said, "We Want Bread And Roses Too!" The slogan was generally picked up, and the Lawrence action became known as the Bread and Roses strike.' Bread symbolizes economic justice and roses represent quality of life. A poem written at the time by James Oppenheim to commemorate the strike was set to music.]


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Subject: RE: Bread & Roses (singing group)
From: Saro
Date: 08 Jan 06 - 06:04 PM

I can provide information about Bread and Roses very easily as I was one of the four singers. How can I help?
Sarah Morgan


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Subject: RE: Bread & Roses (singing group)
From: Leadfingers
Date: 08 Jan 06 - 06:24 PM

And Sarah can be seen and heard on Saturday the 14th of January in Uxbridge with Craig Morgan Robson - Harmony workshop in the after noon and a concert in the evening at the Community Cente , The Greenway , Uxbridge !


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Subject: RE: Bread & Roses (singing group)
From: open mike
Date: 08 Jan 06 - 10:27 PM

Thanks for the background on the song..
the organization is probably named after
this moving song.

The only bread and roses singing group I have heard of
is one that performs for shut-ins, prisoners, rest homes, institutionalized people, etc. I think Joan Baez and others
were involved it it.

http://www.breadandroses.org/ Mimi Farin~a (Joan Baez's sister)
helped to start it. http://www.richardandmimi.com/mimi.html
unfortunately she passed away in 2001. (i think from breast cancer)

i also see this group in new york

and this http://www.bread-and-roses.com/
Bread and Roses is the not-for-profit cultural arm of New York's Health and Human Service Union, 1199/SEIU. Its 220,000 predominantly Latina and African American women members are employed in all job categories in health care institutions throughout the metropolitan area, New Jersey and Florida.

Bread and Roses was founded in 1979 as a cultural resource for union members and students in New York City who would otherwise have little access to the arts. Special emphasis is given to programs that signify and interpret their history while generating new artistic expression.


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Subject: RE: Bread & Roses (singing group)
From: GUEST,peter
Date: 23 Mar 11 - 09:48 AM

Has aybody got the lyrics of the song "Who will guide the plough"?


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