How do you classify songs? What if they’re in overlapping categories?
We’ll make a start with these headings:
- Defend the NHS
- Peace / Anti-War / Internationalist
- Environment / Climate Change
- Refugee / Asylum Support
- Palestine Solidarity
- Human rights
We agreed to incude just links to the songs on participating choir websites, rather than the songs themselves. Some choirs may have a URL for each of their songs, which is great. In Red Leicester, and probably other choirs, we have 2 pages (one password protected) on which all our songs are listed, generally with words, full score, and midi-files for each part.
Technical: This part of the website would benefit from being set up as a wiki so that reps from each choir can update their own bits. However, although we’re all familiar with using wikipedia, setting up and managing a wiki is more complex than a blog, and we want a framework up and running quickly. A refinement to add later. Please contact us if you can help with this.
Suitable for: A-Audience participation; B-Busking; M-Marching
|Billy Bragg’s Internationale||Socialist Anthem||Red Leicester version||A B||Billy Bragg||A popular update of the socialist standard|
|We’re all in this together||Anti-austerity||Private||B||Words: Members and friends of Red Leicester||Based on Eton Boating Song by Capt. A. Drummond|
|William Morris||Socialist||Red Leicester||B||?||Text based on quotes from WM’s works|
|TTIP songs||Corporation power||Raised Voices||A B||Raised Voices||Songs adapted to TTIP protest|