Following Stephanie’s excellent talk you may be interested in watching the new two part drama about the life of Mary Ann Cotton to be shown on ITV beginning next Monday, 31 October, at 9 p.m. and starring Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey).
Sandra has had a long and distinguished career in folk music since her days with Ewan MacColl’s Critics Group, and with Ewan and Peggy and the Critics, she performed all over the world, and recorded numerous albums.
Well known as the co- writer, with John Faulkner, of the music for “Bagpuss”, (voted ‘best-loved BBC TV children’s programme’ in 1999), she directs folk choirs (including the popular and award-winning Northumbrian Choir Werca’s Folk) and is greatly respected as a tutor of folk arts. For the last 10 years Sandra has been a lecturer at Newcastle University, on the Degree Course in Folk & Traditional Music.
She plays guitar, dulcimer, autoharp and the English concertina. Her song- writing reflects her feminist and radical politics, and her songs are well-known on the Left and amongst women activists, ‘We Were There’, ‘No Going Back’ and ‘Emily Davison’ to mention just a few.
COMPETITION – A poem about women