Rob Cumming (violin & vocals) • George Cumming (vocals & tambourine) • Andee Price (double bass, vocals) • Ramona Egel (harp, violin whistle, mandolin) • Dan the Man (Bass guitar) • Paul Clifford (drums harp & vocals) • Simom Lee & Tim Denman (percussion & vocals) • Joe Pound (djembe, sax)• Tophill Girls (vocals, guitar) • Rick Whalen (mandolin) • Bongo Love (African percussion) • Maggie Kennedy (vocals)
CD REVIEW • SONGS OF PEACE & PROTEST
“An eclectic rattlebag of songs with a message from across the years”
This CD began life as The Concert for Peace & Protest for the Folkestone Literary Festival (2006) and we are very glad it was recorded!
All the songs have a universal timelessness that makes them as relevant today as when they were first written. Dylan’s When the Ship Comes in and Leadbelly’s Burgeois Blues – both written in anger after being refused hotel admittance. Johnny I Hardly Knew You, relevant to conflicts across the globe. The anthemic I Can See Clearly Now and Rain. There’s also Joe Hill, Guthrie’s Deportees. Marley’s Redemption Song, Carter’s Crow on the Cradle and Hard Times of Old England amongst others.