Billy Bragg

The Arches presents

Billy Bragg

Fri 18 Feb 2011 | 7pm | £16 + bf

// Please note: This event has been rescheduled from its original date of Mon 6th December. Original tickets are still valid. Otherwise, a full refund is available from point of purchase. Please call the Arches Box Office on 0141 565 1000 for details //

Mixing activism and music since the late ’70s, celebrated folk activist Billy Bragg is known as much for his grassroots leftist politics as his passionate alt-folk tracks such as New England and Which Side Are You On?

A leading member of the left-wing musicians pressure group Red Wedge in the Thatcher-dominated 80s, amongst many other political initiatives, Bragg has been involved more recently in campaigns to grant Scottish independence, as well as strongly protesting the RBS bonuses scandal in 2010.

Musically, with a total of thirteen albums to date, he blends protest songs and political themes with tales of love and longing, collaborating with many musicians – Natalie Merchant, Johnny Marr, Kate Nash, Florence and the Machine and the late Kirsty MacColl – both live and on record. His latest album, Mr Love and Justice, was released in 2008. Bragg is currently working on an album with Joe Henry and Rosanne Cash.


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