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The making of a protest album (in 5 easy steps)

The making of a protest album (in 5 easy steps)

Enjoy this special performance from Quiet Loner, playing songs from his protest album ‘Greedy Magicians’

18 May 2013

18 May 2013, The making of a protest album (in 5 easy steps), Greedy Magicians albums © Quiet Loner

Time 15:00 - 17:00

Duration 2 hours

Cost Free. Donations to the museum gratefully received

Britain has a long and proud history of protest music, but today few mainstream artists are making protest music.  In 2012 singer-songwriter Quiet Loner set out to make a protest album.  The album Greedy Magicians has gone on to gather critical acclaim and been endorsed by Billy Bragg who called it ‘ a powerful rallying call’.

In this special performance Quiet Loner will play songs from the album and tell the story of how he made a contemporary protest album – how it was recorded over a single evening in a Salford church, what events inspired the songs and how the artwork was created using 19th century machines.

  • ‘ a superb album evoking an authentic spirit of English folk’ – Penny Black music
  • ‘ a strong album about standing up and being counted’ – Fatea magazine
  • ‘ an anthem for resistance’ – 10/10 Americana UK

Stick around after the performance for NOISEstock and continue the evening’s protest theme!

Part of Museums at Night 2013.

Suitable for over 12s to adults.

  • Treat yourself to 15% off in The Left Bank cafe bar when you attend an event at the People’ s History Museum.

Booking Requirements: Booking advised, please contact 0161 838 9190 or info@phm.org.uk