Hatfield House, Herts, Sunday 16 July 2017

Shake the Chains

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We are proud to be commissioning partners in this unique celebration of music and its role in social change and resistance, featuring new and classic protest songs.

From the industrial revolution, universal suffrage and the slave trade through to CND, Rock against Racism and the Miners’ strike, songs are a common and integral factor in all the movements that have sought to instigate change. 

Shake the Chains is an exciting new touring commission from celebrated UK contemporary folk singer songwriters and special guests that will explore the role songs have played in social change, resistance and protest.

The project is a commission from Folk by the Oak, with support from Arts Council England, Help Musicians, and Folk Alliance.

Go to www.shakethechains.com or see our artist page for more information including a full list of participating artists and special guests.