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Monday, June 01, 2009

A singing history of London (British Library)

A singing history of London (British Library)"Sing your way through London's history. Take a journey through London's songs and delve into the stories behind them. Discover the hidden meanings of street traders' rhymes, learn the songs of illegal professions and find out why so many Londoners left town to spend their summers 'hopping'. From the tavern to the gentleman's club, discover how London's songs tell the story of our city. But this is no ordinary lecture; we want everyone to raise their voices and sing! No experience necessary; just a bit of London pride! Come if you love to sing, come if you think you can't. Everyone will receive a free copy of A Singing History of London - a wonderful new illustrated resource produced by Sing London in partnership with the English Folk Dance and Song Society. They will also learn how to find out more about folk music by accessing the British Library Sound Archive" - 8June 2009 - The British Library

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