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001 Australia NSW
Annandale
Solidarity Choir





Singing in solidarity is our trade - on the streets, on picket lines, at folk festivals, at gatherings of celebration and sorrow.
002 Australia NSW
Glebe
Margaret Walters





An Australian singer of folk songs.
003 Australia NSW
Hamilton
Newcastle People's Chorus





A union choir with an emphasis on social justice and workers' rights. Its members combine these concerns with a love of singing
004 Australia NSW World Wide Sydney
Union Songs





Over 400 Union Songs from around the world, about half of them from Australia
005 Australia NSW
Sydney
Chris Kempster Project

A CD of all the music Chris wrote throughout his life.


A double CD dedicated to Chris Kempster and his music.
006 Australia QLD
Brisbane QCU Queensland Council of Unions

Combined Unions Choir


Available to perform at union conferences, rallys, stopwork meetings, Christmas parties or other celebrations.
007 Australia South Australia
Adelaide SATUC South Australian Trade Union Choir





We sing in support of social justice and human rights and all good people.
008 Australia Victoria
Carlton South VTUC Victorian Trade Union Choir





Belonging to the Victorian trade union movement, providing a musical voice to the union message.
009 Australia Victoria
Healesville
Paul Spencer and the stuff he's done!

Political Folk Songs - Also other writing and drawing



010 Barbados

St Peter
Protest Song Lyrics

Historical and Social Justice Songs


For those interested in the history of song lyrics, their origins and their uses in various political and social justice movements
011 Belgium

Brussels ICEM International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers' Unions

ICEM Anthem


Power!
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012 Canada AB
Edmonton
Notre Dame des Bananes

Edmonton's most dangerous choir


Sings songs of peace, freedom and equality
013 Canada BC
Vancouver
Solidarity Notes Choir





Made up of labour and community activists, and is sponsored by the Vancouver and District Labour Council.
014 Canada ON
Bobcaygeon
George Hewison

Music to sustain a troubled species



015 Canada ON
Cobalt
Charlie Angus and the Grievous Angels

Grievous Angels


Their songs, craftsmanship and live performances conjured the tragic beauty of life in the rough northern Canadian shield.
016 Canada ON
Hamilton
Harrison Kennedy

Canadian Blues Legend and Juno Award Nominee


A Hamilton-born and raised singer / songwriter has international fame as a member of '70s pop rock group The Chairman Of The Board
017 Canada ON
Hamilton BARK Blackie & the Rodeo Kings





Entertainining East End Hamiltonians and the rest of the world for over a decade.
018 Canada ON
Ottawa
Healy and Juravich

Teresa Healy and Tom Juravich are inspired by both the rich traditions of Irish and North American folk music,


They sing about the struggles, hopes and triumphs of communities under fire.
019 Canada ON
Ottawa
Teresa Healy: singer, songwriter, activist






020 Canada ON
Ottawa CCWC Capital City Workers' Choir

A new, self-sustaining community-based labour choir



021 Canada ON North America Toronto
Doc Higgins - Singer / Songwriter

Doc's new CD is entitled "Strange Highs and Watery Eyes" with tracks including "Wish Life Again", "Find Another Way", "Song For The People Of Haiti"


This 12-string rings out protest
022 Canada ON
Toronto
Faith Nolan

Singer / Songwriter / Guitarist / Activist


Music is a powerful tool that can be used for political and cultural expression.
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023 Canada ON
Toronto
Jason Collett

Indie / Rock / Roots



024 Canada ON
Toronto
Kathryn Rose

Singer / songwriter



025 Canada ON
Toronto
Mayworks

Festival of Working People and the Arts


A multi-disciplinary arts festival that celebrates working-class culture.
026 Canada ON
Toronto
Robert Priest

Singer / songwriter



027 Canada ON
Toronto
Rosita Stone

Artist singer, song writer, entertainer

English,Spanish Truly an exotic mixture, both physically and spiritually, of Mexican - Russian heritage.
028 Canada ON
Toronto
Union Rocks - Turning it Up! Turning it Loud! Turning it Around!

A group of young workers are shaking up the music scene by bringing a labour message to youth.


They attend concerts, set-up booths and generally inspire young people to check out the labour movement.
029 Canada ON
Toronto OCAP Ontario Coalition Against Poverty

Song Lyrics, for activists and protests


For protest and for activist on topics including poverty, environmentalism, racism, police brutality, greed and even landlords
030 Denmark

Copenhagen
The Movement

THE MOVEMENT! CLASS WAR UNITY 100% ANTI-FASCIST!


We 're strongly committed to serve the working class. The main goal is to encourage young people to resist and question everything
031 England Birmingham
Birmingham
Banner Theatre Company

One of England's longest established radical theatre companies


Tours to community and trade union audiences with hard-hitting and entertaining polemical theatre.
032 England Bristol
Bristol
Red Notes Choir

A Bristol-based socialist choir which campaigns for peace, justice, freedom and internationalism.



033 England Greater London
London
Pink Singers

Europe's longest-running LGBT choir



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034 England Greater London
London
Raised Voices

We sing for peace, justice and the environment, against militarism, capitalism, racism and sexism.



035 England Greater London
London
Red and Green Choir

We care about - and sing about - work, poverty, social justice and environmental issues.



036 England Greater London
London
Strawberry Thieves Socialist Choir

We sing at demos, Stop the War events, labour movement meetings, birthday parties and at the biennial Raise Your Banners Festival of political song



037 England Greater London
London LGMC London Gay Men's Chorus

Boasting over 200 members, the LGMC is the largest gay choir in Europe



038 England Leicestershire
Leicester
Red Leicester Choir

A socialist choir based in Leicester



039 England Merseyside
Liverpool
Liverpool Socialist Singers

We are a group of singers with socialist ideals.


We stand with those who call for peace, oppose fascism and support the rights of workers.
040 England Merseyside
Liverpool
Our Morals





A socialist folk and acoustic duo based in the North West of England.
041 England Oxfordshire
Oxford
Sea Green Singers

An Oxford-based singing group of freedom, activist and green songs



042 England Somerset
Glastonbury
Seize The Day

Bold, Beautiful, Frontline Folk


A radical English acoustic band with global roots
043 England West Yorkshire
Bradford
Raise Your Banners

The biggest and best festival of political song yet in Bradford City Park, 6th-8th June 2014!



044 England West Yorkshire
Leeds
Chumbawamba

the first church of chumbawamba



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045 France Loire-Atlantique
Nantes
Blue Bayou Jazz Band

Le New-Orleans au service de la fête!


Available to perform at your: festival, concert, promotional evening, meeting, cocktail, evening event, product launch .
046 Germany Rheinland-Pfalz
Mainz
History in Song

The Labor Movement


Manfred Helfert present a variety of songs from organizations and individuals
047 Ireland
Co. Dublin Dublin
Songs of Irish Labour Website






048 Ireland

Dublin
The RoJ Light

The RoJ LiGht



049 Japan Tokyo
Tokyo AGLU AVANT GARDIST'S LABOR UNION






050 Scotland Lanark
Glasgow
Centre for Political Song





Labour music and song are available from this valuable collection maintained by Glasgow Caledonian University.
051 Scotland Midlothian
Edinburgh
Loud & Proud Choir

Scotland's LGBT Choir



052 Scotland Midlothian
Edinburgh
Protest in Harmony

An Edinburgh-based rad-ical singing group.



053 Spain Andalucía
Puerto Real
Unpublished lyrics sung in the 'matador entrance march' style by the singers 'Retirees Group' in support of the workers at Delphi.

Pasodoble inédito de Chirigota los Prejubilados en apoyo a los trabajadores de Delphi.


The name of the song is 'Delphi is not closed' / 'Delphi no se cierra'
054 UK Gloucestershire
Stroud
Musical Traditions






055 UK Greater London
London
Peace Not War





A double-album of a diverse collection of pro-peace / anti-war songs including material from famous labour entertainers
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056 UK Greater London
London WMA Workers Music Association

WMA Summer School


We believe in the power of music to effect personal change and to support movements for social change.
057 UK Nottinghamshire
Sherwood
Nottingham Clarion Choir

International Songs of Peace and Protest


We perform songs of celebration and protest in support of groups and organisations concerned with democratic change, human rights
058 UK South Yorkshire
Sheffield SSC Sheffield Socialist Choir






059 US CA
Huntington Beach
The Scabs

The Social Critics Against Bullshit Systems


Find Video, music and images. Southern California Punk Rock, The S.C.A.B.S. news. Please try to book at least 3 weeks in advance
060 US CA
Oakland
Vukani Mawethu

A nonprofit multiracial choir which sings the freedom songs as well as gospel, spirituals, labor and civil rights songs



061 US CA
Riverside
Keith & Rusty McNeil

Working and Union Songs with historical narration


Thirty-six songs document the changes in the human condition as America evolved from an agrarian nation to an industrial nation.
062 US CA San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco
Labor Heritage / Rockin' Solidarity Chorus





Made up of workers from many unions, as well as students and independent folks who love to sing.
063 US CA
San Francisco
Occupella





Organizes informal public singing at Bay Area occupation sites, marches and at BART stations.
064 US CA
Santa Monica SFSC Songs for Social Change






065 US DC
Washington
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings





Hundreds of recordings available. Also home of the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections.
066 US DC
Washington
US Library of Congress Special Collections

Article: Songs of Unionization, Labor Strikes, and Child Labor



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067 US DC
Washington LHF Labor Heritage Foundation

Featured Artists / Activists


To strengthen the labor movement through the use of music and the arts
068 US IA
Iowa City
Matthew Grimm & the Red Smear

The bitchinest Rock Band in Eastern Iowa



069 US IL
Chicago
Bucky Halker

American Labor Protest Songs


Songs to rattle the ruling class, fight oppression, foment rebellion, pinpoint the shortcomings of free enterprise
070 US IL
Chicago
Utah Phillips

A Short Jog Through A Long Memory Golden Voice of the Great Southwest

A true eclectic, archivist, historian, activist, philosopher, hobo, tramp, member of the IWW, and just about everything in between
071 US MA Worldwide Boston
John Mcdermott Irish Tenor





Online fan club includes a concert schedule, newsletter, photo gallery, links and guestbook.
072 US MA
Jamaica Plain
David Rovics

Songs of Social Significance


Original songs about the various struggles of the day, combining accomplished bluegrass-style flat-picking with incisive lyrics.
073 US MA
Northampton
Tom Juravich: singer / songwriter / activist






074 US MA
Shelburne Falls
Charlie King & Karen Brandow





Have sung in support of numerous groups working for peace, human rights, environmental sanity and alternatives to violence.
075 US MA
Somerville
Chris Chandler





He's performed on thousands of stages across the US and Canada as well as for hundreds of organizations seeking social justice.
076 US MD
Mount Rainier
Pat Humphries

Pat Humphries & Sandy Opatow


Powerful, passionate songs about the lives of real people
077 US MN
Duluth
Rachael Kilgour

Sings about human nature, societal shortfalls and our own potential to create change.



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078 US NC
Chapel Hill
Dave Lippman

Satirical Songs and Political Comedy


Inciteful Songs and Satire!
079 US NC
Chapel Hill
Hard Miles Music - Folk Music & Labor Unions





Hard Miles Music is devoted to restoring folk music and art to their rightful status within the labor movement.
080 US NC
Raleigh
Fruit of Labor Singing Ensemble

Born out of the struggle of organizing African American workers in the "Black Belt" region of North Carolina and the South.



081 US NJ
Jersey City
Ray Korona and the Ray Korona Band





Includes political folk music - labor songs - environmental songs - love songs, too!
082 US NJ
Trenton
Solidarity Singers of the New Jersey Industrial Union Choir






083 US NY
Brooklyn
Brooklyn Women's Chorus

Song topics range from freedom and justice, to peace, resistance, and women's labor history.



084 US NY
Brooklyn
Bev Grant





Singer/songwriter/guitarist, cultural activist and former leader and cornerstone of the band, Human Condition
085 US NY
New York
New York City Labor Chorus





Consists of over 100 members from more than 24 union locals and serves as the first multi-ethnic, multi-generational labor chorus
086 US NY
New York
Woody Guthrie Foundation and Archives





All about Woodrow Wilson Guthrie and the preservation of Woody's work
087 US NY Canada and the United States New York AFM American Federation of Musicians
MPF Music Performance Fund


Presents admission-free, live musical performances in connection with patriotic, educational, charitable and civic occasions.
088 US NY
Ruby
Pete Levin

Musician / Composer


Features: PeteSpeak; PeteLive; PeteDiscography; PeteMusic; FunnyStuff
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089 US NY
Stony Brook
George Mann & Julius Margolin





Pro Labor anti - Bush Folk Songs
090 US OR Worldwide Portland
David Rovics

Songs of Social Significance


The musical voice of the progressive movement in the US.
091 US PA
Pittsburgh
Anne Feeney





The unionmaid, hellraiser and labor singer presents kick-ass folk music and traveling agitators
092 US PA
Pittsburgh
Mike Stout Music

A hard-working singer-song writer calling on Americans to work together in solidarity to overcome their struggles.


Mike lauds personal solidarity, rooted in family and friendship, and political solidarity of working people around the world
093 US PA
Pittsburgh
Mike Stout Music

Mike Stout & the Human Union


One of the most prolific songwriters, presents protest songs and working-class anthems in an alt-country format.
094 US TX
Austin
James McMurtry and the Heartless Bastards





Fan site with tour links, album links and reviews, lyrics and biography.
095 US WA
Seattle
Seattle Labor Chorus





Dedicated to economic & social justice, and the fundamental right of all workers to organize as a means of securing a living wage.
096 US WA
Seattle
Seattle Labor Chorus

A chorus of about 40 singers from all walks of life who serve the labor community in song.



097 US WA
Seattle
Seattle Peace Chorus

Our commitment to peace and social justice creates a special bond among members and with our audience.



098 US WA
Vashon
Rebel Voices

Featuring Susan Lewis and Janet Stecher


Concerts and workshops present the struggles and triumphs of real people - - workers from many lands and many times.
099 US WI
Green Bay
Women's Folksong Lyrics & Historical Notes

The Womansong Collection


A small, eclectic sample of a rich heritage, a celebration of women's creativity and determination.
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100 US WI
Milwaukee
Larry Penn

Cookie Man Music Co.


Sings and tells stories of hard work, working people, trains, trucks, life on the road, love nonsense, and pink flamingos.
101 Wales Cardiff
Cardiff
Côr Cochion Caerdydd

Cardiff Reds Choir


A performing labour choir

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