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Don't miss The Liberty Tree - March 8th!

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The only London performance this year!

Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Road, London NW1 7AY.

Box office: 020 7485 2206 or book online here.

 

 I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish Church, by the Roman Church, by the Greek Church, by the Protestant Church, nor by any church that I know.  MY OWN MIND IS MY OWN CHURCH. 

“When the rich plunder the poor of his rights, it becomes an example to the poor to plunder the rich of his property." 

 Liberty Tree flyer - Cecil Sharp House, March 8th

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 February 2017 03:09
 

They Come Like Armies

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They come like armies, they assault the land
They pump down vast amounts of water, toxic chemicals & sand
To crack the rocks and win the prize
The shale gas they hope will see their profits rise.

They say it’s safe, nothing to fear
But it doesn’t take a fracking scientist to spot a bad idea
Just one small leak in the wells they sink
Will contaminate the water that we drink

Ask who will profit? Who pay the price?
This patch of earth they’re violating isn’t theirs to sacrifice.
Why can’t they see that it’s insane
To heat the planet, scar the earth for short term gain?

Earth’s buried treasures they take by force
And fracking uses so much water it depletes the water source
So now in Texas they’re asking why
The shale gas flows while the water taps run dry.

Let’s choose clean water, let’s choose clean air
Let’s choose a future that’s sustainable for everyone to share
Let’s choose clean energy sea, sun and wind
So we can keep those fossil fuels in the ground.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 February 2017 03:20
 

Records Available for Download

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Leon Rosselson’s early vinyl recordings are now available as downloads on all major digital retail outlets, including iTunesAmazonGoogle Play and Napster.

You can see a list of early vinyl records on the records page.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 August 2016 23:27
 

That Precious Strand of Jewishness that Challenges Authority

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Book Cover - That Precious Strand of Jewishness that Challenges Authority

 

Now available from Five Leaves Bookshop Occasional Papers

 
Singer-songwriter Leon Rosselson questions what it means to be Jewish.
 
"For my parents and grandparents, Jewish identity, in religion, culture and language, was a given. Not so for me. I'm not religious, not a Zionist, so in what consists my Jewishness? Is a love of chopped liver and a belief that chicken soup cures all ills enough? And does it matter? This is the story of my search for answers. It is an argument with myself, with song lyrics to embellish the argument."
 
28 pages £4.00
ISBN 978-1-910170-33-5
 
Order from Five Leaves (UK P&P free)
 
Send your name, address and a cheque for £4 payable to Five Leaves, 14a Long Row, Nottingham NG1 2DH
or call 0115 837 3097, 10–5 Mon–Sat, with your address and credit card details
or pay via PayPal to bookshop@fiveleaves.co.uk 
 
This essay was originally presented as the 2015 Yerushah Lecture at the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge at the invitation of Dr Daniel Weiss 
Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 March 2016 21:35
 

New CD: Where are the Barricades?

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Where are the barricades CD cover

NOW AVAILABLE! 

Leon Rosselson has been at the forefront of songwriting in Britain for over 5 decades.  His latest collection (and final recording) features some of his finest songs, ranging from the humorous to the poignant and from the lyrical to the satirical. Stories for our times, musically varied and not a word out of place

Track List:  1. FULL MARKS FOR CHARLIE  2. WHERE ARE THE BARRICADES?  3. LOOTERS 4. BENEFITS  5. SIXTY QUID A WEEK  6. I'M GOING WHERE THE SUITS WILL SHINE MY SHOES 7. LET'S GIVE THANKS  9. REJOICE  8.  MARITAL DIARIES  10. FAIR'S FAIR  11. ACTIVE AGEING  12. PARIS IN THE RAIN 13. THE BALLAD OF RIVKA & MOHAMMED  14. FOUR DEGREES CELSIUS  15.  AT DAWN 

With Roy Bailey, Robb Johnson, John Kirkpatrick, Liz Mansfield, Janet Russell and Fiz Shapur.

Price: £12
Postage to the UK included in the price.  
Send a cheque as per Mail Order instructions here or click the Buy Now button below. 
 
 
In the U.S.A. & Canada, this CD can be bought via the PM Press website  
 
 
Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 January 2016 21:10
 


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