Celebrating the Labour Movement in Song

It was on the first of May
That I heard the union say
Eight hours of decent working
For eight hours of decent pay
And we won't forget the reasons
Why were marching here today
With the millions who sing a union song
       Stand Together by Bernard Carney

Paradigm Shift 5 Feb 2016 (4zzz fm 102.1 Fridays at Noon, website) George Mann (International folk singer, website), Pat Hovey (Combined Unions Choir, website), Mary (Combined Unions Choir) & Ian (LeftPress, website) discuss songs of the Labour Movement, their meaning and their part in organising. This show was held in the lead up to the Foco Nuevo Concert Celebrating the Labour Movement in Song hosted by Brisbane band Jumping Fences, website. Foco Nuevo , website,is held on the first Friday of every month at the Kurilpa Hall in West End (next to the library in Boundary Street).

George Mann – A Folksinger in America
Combined Unions Choir – Accidental Murder
Combined Unions Choir – This Darkened Room
Utah Phillips – Hallelujah I’m a Bum

Ian Curr
Feb 2016

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