Campaigning Songs (Group)

Somos Todes

Lyrics. Score.

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Welcome Home

Written by the women of Joyous Choir in Glasgow, many of whom are in the asylum seeking process, to celebrate a beautiful solidarity action. “These are our neighbours, these are our friends… Welcome home.” Easy, 4 part/3 part.

Score. Lyrics.

Love Wins

Written to sing at Edinburgh Pride, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the first public LGB event in Scotland following Section 28 becoming law. Score.

Ring The Bells

Celebrating the UN Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and reminding us that we need to SIGN the treaty! (3 part round, easy) Score.

We Love The NHS

An upbeat, simplified barbershop style ode to the NHS, written in January 2020. (Medium difficulty, 3 part) Lyrics. Score.

Sisters Not Strangers

#SistersNotStrangers is a campaign led by refugee and asylum-seeking women to build solidarity for women who have come to the UK to seek safety but have instead been made destitute. You can find more information about the campaign here. This song is in support of this campaign – please sing it, share it, and use it to urge people to support this campaign. (easy, 6 part) Score.

Wake Up!

An easy 3 part street chant written from the words and placards of young people striking to save the climate. (easy, 3 part) Score.

We Will Sing

A hopeful song that I wrote in response to the election of Donald Trump. It is about building bridges when they build walls, and in response to their teaching of hate, our commitment to teaching love. (easy, 2 part) Lyrics. Score.

iCan Ban That Bomb

Written in support of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Score.

Standing Rock

is an easy street chant for supporting environmental protests, it was written in support of the indigenous led protests against the Dakota access pipeline. (easy, 3 part) Score.

A Hunger Fast

is adapted from the South African Freedom song, Azikatali, to highlight the plight of Palestinian Hunger Strikers . Score.

Raising My Voice, Raising Your Voice

This song was commissioned to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Scottish Women’s Aid. It weaves together slogans women have used whilst campaigning for an end to violence against women, and whilst supporting each other to survive the ongoing violence throughout these years. (easy, 5 part) Score.

Loud and Clear

a chant-song version of the popular ‘say it loud and say it clear – refugees are welcome here’ chant that is shouted at gatherings opposing the far right. (Easy, 3 part) Score.

Knit One, Purl One

Celebrating the beautiful wool against weapons project, which you can read more about here:

Every Body

My thoughts on song sharing and copyright can be found here.

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