We are gradually building a repository of songs, songsheets, sound files, videos and weblinks for choirs to use for singing at events. Please feel free to use any of the material contained within the resources below but remember to acknowledge the source.
Songs and songsheets
Paris Commune 150th Anniversary (2021)
Music and words
Refugees and asylum seekers
One Song, One Dance
El Derecho De Vivir En Paz (The Right to Live in Peace) as taught by Eileen and Martin from Protest in Harmony who are currently in Chile and planning to return to Edinburgh next year. It was written in the 1970s to show solidarity with Vietnam during the war with the USA and more recently sung in Chile during the protests against inequality, privatisation and the cost of living. You can find a copy of the words here.
Keep It Cool is an environmental song written for Liverpool Socialist Singers:
Look Out (Global warming threatens every one of us) by Strawberry Thieves:
Several CCN members have indicated that they are happy for other choirs to view and use their online material although an acknowledgement of the source is normally required. Click on the links below to visit other choirs’ websites.
Protest in Harmony have also produced the sound files below for use in Zoom sessions:
- Bella Ciao
- On This Good Green Earth
- Don’t Spray Your Stuff in My Garden
- The People Are Singing for Climate Justice
Traditional Arts Team (Birmingham) produce an occasional songsheet, the Political Songster, containing songs from writers such as Boff Whalley, Robb Johnson, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie and others and which you can download from their website. Well worth a look for inspiration!
Rise Up and Sing (Annie Patterson and Peter Blood) have many songs on racial justice, climate change, immigration, labour, and war and peace.