The Ballads of Child Migration at Cambridge Corn Exchange remembers thousands of youngsters forcibly sent overseas
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The Ballads of Child Migration, narrated by Barbara Dickson at Cambridge Corn Exchange, is a tribute to the 100,000 children from Britain who were forcibly sent abroad to Australia and Canada, often lied to that their parents were dead and then exploited and abused.
The concert, presented as a series of songs, narration, slides, audio and film clips, premiered at last year’s Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow, where it was described as “without doubt the most memorable concert of the festival.”
The songs in this concert were recently heard as part of a major BBC Radio 2 dramatisation of Michael Morpurgo’s book Alone on a Wide Wide Sea, which deals with the same subject. The radio drama, including the music, starred Toby Jones and Jason Donovan and reached an estimated audience of six million listeners.
Featuring award-winning folk artists: John McCusker, Michael McGoldrick, Boo Hewerdine, O’Hooley and Tidow, Chris While, Julie Matthews, John Doyle, Jez Lowe, Andy Seward and Andy Cutting.*
7.30pm, November 14, tickets £25.50 from 01223 357851 or firstname.lastname@example.org.