September 15, 2010 by alunparry
Leon Rosselson in Manchester on Saturday
Eeek. With my illness I almost forgot to blog this.
Leon Rosselson will be kicking off the Manchester Peace Festival in style on Saturday 18th September at St Margaret’s Church, Rufford Rd, Whalley Range, Manchester.
Rosselson is a folk legend. He started his career with appearances on classic satirical TV show ‘That Was The Week That Was’, has performed in every conceivable venue around the country and has toured North America, Europe and Australia.
His song ‘The World Turned Upside Down’ has been recorded and popularised by, amongst others, Dick Gaughan and Billy Bragg (who took it into the pop charts in 1985) and has been sung on numerous demonstrations in Britain and the USA.
He has been performing for over 50 years and this visit to Manchester shows that his commitment to the cause of peace has not diminished.
Tickets for this event are £12 and £6 concession and are available from the Peace Festival website at www.manchesterpeacefestival.wordpress.com or by calling Jacqui on 0161 273 8283.
Supported by Claire Mooney, Al Baker and Aidan Jolly.