Music and poetry against celebrating World War I, other wars


This video from Britain says about itself:

Concert with Billy Bragg, Elvis McGonagall, many more. Remembering World War One in Music and Words. St James’s Church, London, 25 October 2013. Filmed by Fourman Films.

For more info on the No Glory in War campaign see http://noglory.org.

PROGRAMME:

1 Introduction by Lindsey German, convenor of Stop the War Coalition

2 The Lark Ascending, played by i Maestri, conducted by John Landor. Solo violin George Hlawiczka

3 Kika Markham reads Last Post by Carol Ann Duffy and A War Film by Teresa Hooley

4 Elvis McGonigle reads Strange Meeting by Wilfred Owen and Matey by Patrick MacGill

5 Music by Sally Davies, Matthew Crampton, Abbie Coppard and Tim Coppard

6 Jeremy Corbyn MP

7 Elvis McGonaggall

8 Kate Hudson, chair of CND

9 Music by Sally Davies, Matthew Crampton, Abbie Coppard and Tim Coppard

10 Matthew Crampton reads My Dad and My Uncle were in World War One by Heathcote Williams

11 Kika and Jehane Markham

12 Billy Bragg sings: Last Night I had the Strangest Dream, My Youngest Son Came Home Today, Like Soldiers Do, The Man He Killed, Between the Wars, Where Have All the Flowers Gone

The Man He Killed has its words from a Thomas Hardy poem.

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