The Little Red Songbook
The purpose of the workshop is to learn and swap
songs from "The Little Red Songbook" published by the IWW (Industrial
Workers of the World). The main source of material with be the 36th Edition,
but we will look at other editions plus other sources of "Wobbly" songs.
I'm mostly interested in sharing the songs but we'll also talk about
the origins of the songs and their composers. I am very interested in
discovering the cultural connections between anarchism and communism,
two movements who have historically
been bitter enemies.
Participants are encouraged to lead the group in
favorite songs from the LRSB - I certainly don't know all of them!
Please e-mail me if you would like a list of songs in advance.
is a singer and collector of protest songs. He is the founder of the
band Folk This!, now in its ninth year.