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RYB Concert Programme 
Sheffield Hallam Main Hall

Friday 16 November 8.00 –10.30

ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER

Unreconstructed social surrealist performance poetry and thrash mandola-fuelled songs

with KATH TAIT and previewing REBELVOICES and FAITH PETRIC

Saturday 17 November 12.30 –2.30

ROUND ROBIN

A medley of songs and styles from six women of note!

FAITH PETRIC (USA) Octogenarian veteran of the Wobblies and “The Fort Knox of Folk Music".

REBEL VOICES (USA) Susan Stecher and Janet Lewis, also members of Seattle Labour Chorus,sing of struggles and triumphs past and present.

JULIE McNAMARA songwriter and all-round performer , mental health system survivor, and self-confessed ‘wayward dyke’.

KATH TAIT (New Zealand) writes melodies with lyrics that will astound 
you challenge and make you laugh, inspired by the chaos of modern life.

FRANKIE ARMSTRONG Raise Your Banners welcomes back a fine interpreter of songs chosen to explore women’s personal and social relationships. Be inspired by her open-voiced singing technique.

Saturday 4.30 – 6.30

BLACK VOICES

Another wonderful celebration of the power of the human voice as this powerful female a capella quintet  returns to RYB, presenting gospel, spirituals, African and Caribbean traditional songs.  

With JULIE McNAMARA

Saturday 7.30 – 11.00

DICK GAUGHAN

Dick is unequivocally "on the left". . . . . Dick's voice has been heard on many occasions writing and singing new songs and reworking old ones to point out the essential optimism in the human ability to overcome, the essential optimism in the lot of mankind that makes a socialist.

With FRANKIE ARMSTRONG and REBELVOICES

Sunday  18 November 12.30 –3.00

LEON ROSSELSON and ROBB JOHNSON

in Turning silence into song "A subversive pairing of two of the left’s most eloquent songwriters" (Daily Telegraph)

FAITH PETRIC

Sunday 4.00 – 6.00

ARMISTICE DAY 

written and performed by COOPE, BOYES & SIMPSON with the Roses and Thorns Choir (conductor: Janet Russell)

Northern premiere of a work inspired by the moment of peace that was the Christmas Truce in 1914, reflecting the carols of peace on earth sung in No man’s land and songs of later meetings in the spirit of reconciliation where enemies came to recognise their shared humanity.

RAY HEARNE A chance to hear Rotherham singer songwriter in a local tradition of radical poetry and ballad making.

RAISE THE RAFTERS Community choirs from all over the UK provide free live music in the Atrium throughout Saturday and Sunday in their own inimitable style, culminating in a Massed Sing on Sunday 3.10 - 3.45 pm. 

BUYING TICKETS  

We are now taking postal bookings for Raise Your Banners performances. 

To make your bookings, print out and fill in the booking form and return it with your payment by post to 

BOX OFFICE, Raise Your Banners, PO Box 44, Sheffield, S4 7RN 
(telephone 0114 249 5185).

You can also buy tickets in person from

Sheffield Visitor Information Service
1 Tudor Square SHEFFIELD 1
Tel: 0114 221 1900

Credit cards accepted.

The RYB Box office will also be open in the Atrium of Hallam University on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 November.

CONCESSIONS apply to claimants, students, children under 16 and Senior Citizens. Please provide proof of status with your application.

 

 
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