CELTIC CONNECTIONS : Shake The Chains
Shake The Chains With Guest Spot from Karine Polwart.
Reaffirming folk-song’s vital role in movements for political and social change, acclaimed Folk by the Oak commission Shake the Chains brings together five leading UK voices and songwriters - Nancy Kerr, Greg Russell, Findlay Napier, Hannah Martin and Tim Yates – in an inspiring new collaboration. Freshly-penned original songs, eloquently addressing such contemporary themes as environmental despoliation and asylum-seekers’ maltreatment, features alongside new ensemble arrangements of classic protest anthems from ‘We Shall Overcome’ to Hamish Henderson’s ‘Freedom Come All Ye’. “Sometimes funny, sometimes angry, often moving, always human. . . an evening to lift the most sullen heart in these trying times.” (Folk Radio UK)