Songs for Change [3.12.08 Housmans]

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Songs for Change [3.12.08 Housmans]

LIVE MUSIC DOUBLE BILL

‘Songs for Change’
Chris Butler & David Ferrard
Wednesday 3rd December - 7pm
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As part of Housmans’ Music & Politics season, we are delighted to welcome two of Britain’s best political singer-song writers, Chris Butler and David Ferrard. This evening these two great guitarists and singers will be performing a selection of their latest material.

Chris Butler

Fusing early Guthrie and Dylan with the DIY energy of punk, Chris’ unique sound has been described as “where punk meets folk and protest meets resistance”. Heavily inspired by the anarcho wing of punk-rock and by political folk singers such as Dick Gaughan, Christy Moore and Leon Rosselson, it's not surprising to find that Butler's songs are high on political commitment, and have led him to having shared a stage with likes of Chumbawamba, Robb Johnson, and David Rovics.

David Ferrard

David Ferrard is a young Scottish American singer-songwriter based in Edinburgh. His voice has been compared to James Taylor and John Denver, and his writing to Woody Guthrie and John Prine. His songs tell stories about his and others' lives, and are marked by a strong commitment to social justice and peace.

“Moving, powerful and compelling” Tony Benn

“…a vocal purity of the quality of a Scottish burn combined with the style and delivery of the tried and tested American product” Iain Anderson, BBC Radio Scotland

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