A Pleasant Change From Politics - Music and the British Labour Movement between the wars

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A Pleasant Change From Politics - Music and the British Labour Movement between the wars

A Pleasant Change From Politics - Music and the British Labour Movement between the wars, by Duncan Hall

Published by New Clarion Press in 2001, 209 pages. Paperback (N3612)

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The history of the inter-war about movement in Britain had an eclectic musical accompaniment. There were sentimental and comic ballads at musical events, socialist hymns at meetings and services, massed choirs and full orchestras, soloists with voice and with instruments, dance bands, jazz bands, brass bands and serious composers......

This fascinating book concerns itself with the practical use that labour and Trade Union activists made of music in entertaining the comrades, propagating the socialist message and raising funds, as well as the formation of musical organizations and societies, and the special place given to music and song during times of struggle.

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