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“The Road to Peterloo” at Stockport Library with Alison Morgan
2nd August 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Together with Laura Smyth and Brian Peters, I’ll be performing “The Road to Peterloo” at Stockport Library. Alison Morgan, whose new book provided us with ballads and broadsides of the day, will also give a talk on the ballads and songs of Peterloo.
Alison’s book includes over seventy poems, published either as broadsides or in radical periodicals and newspapers of 1819. Laura, Brian, and I will perform some of the songs which describe the terrible events of the day itself, when mounted soldiers charged a peaceful crowd demanding votes for all and killed or injured many men, women and children by their indiscriminate use of sabres, and tell of later political developments inspired by the carnage.
Light refreshments will be provided.
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