Jolly machine by Michael Raven
The front cover of the song book.

Here is a selection of posts which have most caught people’s attention. Start with these  before branching out to explore the blog further.

‘Birmingham Sunday’ – songs of protest from the ‘other’ Birmingham

Classical music through a Caribbean lens

Shopping for music at M&S

Sullivan without Gilbert

Saturday Night: learning to play the guitar the BBC2 way 

‘Sing, Belgians, sing!’ – Elgar and Belgium

‘All for the cause’ – the labour songs of William Morris

‘Remember, remember the fifth of November …’

The ‘House of the rising sun’ blues …

The Jolly Machine – Michael Raven and urban English folk song