29 September: Tell the Tory conference – national march and rally

The themes for this major protest organised by TUC are Save Our NHS, Defend Jobs and Services, No Austerity. Other sponsors include The Peoples Assembly; Unite The Union. Spread the word!

Choirs – gather at 12 noon at the junction of Deansgate and John Dalton Street (Streetmap | Google Maps).
There are some song sheets*- mostly updated words for familiar tunes – contact us for details.
Please comment on this post if you have further information for choirs and singers participating in the event (you may need to register – please contact us if you have problems).

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* Songs in the song sheets:

  • We’ll Stop You – to the tune Hanging on the Old Barbed Wire (“If you think we’ll pay our taxes / for nothing in return …”)
  • Rise by Grace Petrie (“… as the reckoning draws near / there’s plenty more of us than you here …”)
  • From Sing Along with Liverpool Socialist Singers songsheets
    • Tory Boys Picnic
    • Fat Cat
    • Wave bye-bye to PFI
    • Which side are you on?
    • Oh Mr Cameron
    • Tory Toffs tune: John Brown’s body
    • Bandiera Rossa
    • The Internationale
    • Axe the Bedroom Tax (in our Liverpool homes)
    • Roll the union on
    • Siya Hamba
  • From Raised Voices songsheets
    • Power in the union
    • We will fight on
    • Are we gonna take it lying down
    • Save our public services
    • Tory Toffs
    • Tory boys picnic
    • Bella ciao
    • We will rise

3 thoughts on “29 September: Tell the Tory conference – national march and rally

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  2. Tony Hughes

    I sing with East Lancs Clarion Community Choir and had the pleasure & privilege of being part of the Choirs contribution on Sunday – some video clips from the TUC site & Gaafer Ali on YouTube at:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcFbmwLnIFU
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pyCOf_dL1I
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5f2IGv0qrf8
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=295QeGqT1DU
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrIMeKwkpUc
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX7ruFKsxRA
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29HYp9iz728&feature=player_embedded

  3. frankwires Post author

    What a great day for choirs! I was the only member of Red Leicester there (correct me if I’m wrong) but lots of others – an estimated 100 of us singing together. And then along with the bands and chanting, several groups of marchers were singing. We in the choirs tagged on near the end of the march, but because it was so big, the Whitworth Park rally – speeches and performers – were over before we got there.

    I met members of Bolton Clarion Choir, Calder Valley Voices (organisers of Street Choirs 2014, Hebden Bridge), Côr Cochion (Cardiff Reds Choir), Côr Gobaith (of Aberystwyth 2013), East Lancashire Clarion Choir, Kadenza (Horwich), Liverpool Socialist Singers, Manchester Community Choir, Open Voice Choir (also Manchester), Pales Peace Choir (mid Wales), Raised Voices (London), Sea Green Singers (Oxford), Sheffield Socialist Singers, Strawberry Thieves. Also possibly (unconfirmed) Red and Green, and Red Notes (Bristol). Please register and comment with any updates or corrections.

    Now, I wouldn’t claim that all this was due to this Campaign Choirs Network (@CampaignChoirs and #CampaignChoirs on Twitter), but I’m sure it helped.

    I’ll upload some clips when time allows – singing with Alun Parry in Leicester tonight and tomorrow.

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