Leave the oil in the ground, sing out now, sing out now’

October 12, 2015 by Hilery

Protest in Har­mo­ny sang with the ‘hun­dreds of peo­ple who joined hands along the Forth Road Bridge yes­ter­day to take a stand against new gas-drilling tac­tics in Scot­land. Join­ing hands from one side of the two-and-a-half kilo­me­tre bridge to the oth­er, pro­test­ers from all over Scot­land and fur­ther afield gath­ered … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Edinburgh welcomes refugees, Sept. 12th 2015

September 25, 2015 by Hilery

We sang and sang, and sang — at rehearsal, on the Roy­al Mile, out­side the Par­lia­ment — to show how Edin­burgh wel­comes refugees.

Conscientious Objectors Memorial concert

June 25, 2015 by Hilery

IMG_2217 On Sat­ur­day 20th June Protest In Har­mo­ny took part in a mov­ing cel­e­bra­tion of con­sci­en­tious objec­tors held at the Pleas­ance Cabaret Bar. ‘Unsung Heroes’ was organ­ised by the Edin­burgh Peace and Jus­tice Cen­tre to raise mon­ey towards a Con­sci­en­tious Objec­tors Memo­r­i­al in Edin­burgh, and to remem­ber those who have … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Vigil for Conscientious Objectors, past and present

May 15, 2015 by Hilery

Protest in Har­mo­ny joined friends from the Peace and Jus­tice Cen­tre for a vig­il com­mem­o­rat­ing Con­sci­en­tious Objec­tors today, 15th May 2015.  We paused after each verse of ‘Tell me the Names of the Unsung Heroes’ while names of some of the CO from Edin­burgh were read out. Oth­ers talked of … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Chair Report May 2015

May 14, 2015 by Hilery

It has been a busy year for Protest in Har­mo­ny, it start­ed rel­a­tive­ly qui­et­ly, but then things grew apace. The choir num­bers have con­tin­ued to grow, new blood is always impor­tant in any organ­i­sa­tion. We are always look­ing for ways to encour­age diver­si­ty. The Com­mit­tee believe that the changes intro­duced … Con­tin­ue read­ing

May Day March

May 3, 2015 by Hilery

Sol­i­dar­i­ty for ever, the union makes us strong’. Protest in Har­mo­ny mem­bers made a joy­ful noise, along with drum­mers and a pipe band, on the May Day March from Mid­dle Mead­ow walk to the Pleas­ance where a ral­ly was held on May 2nd. We only sang a hand­ful of the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Body Bags on Portobello Beach

May 1, 2015 by Hilery

About 15 singers joined Amnesty cam­paign­ers as they launched the “Don’t Let Them Drown” cam­paign on Sun­day 26th April. Vol­un­teers zipped them­selves into body bags on Por­to­bel­lo beach to high­light “the UK’s shame­ful response to the rapid­ly esca­lat­ing migrant cri­sis in the Mediter­ranean”. This was a very mov­ing occa­sion — … Con­tin­ue read­ing

International Workers’ Memorial Day

May 1, 2015 by Hilery

Inter­na­tion­al Work­ers’ Memo­r­i­al Day 28th April 2015 Protest in Har­mo­ny is proud to be part of this mov­ing cer­e­mo­ny which is held annu­al­ly at the Work­ers’ Memo­r­i­al Day Tree in Princes Street Gar­dens. We join with politi­cians, trade union­ists, work­ers and fam­i­ly mem­bers to remem­ber those who have trag­i­cal­ly lost … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Scrap Trident: Bairns not Bombs

April 16, 2015 by Hilery

  Protest in Har­mo­ny made a strong show­ing at the March and Ral­ly against Tri­dent on 4th April, with our very own Pen­ny Stone lead­ing some singing from the stage in George Square, Glas­gow. About a dozen of us set off at the crack of dawn on 13th April to … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Residential Weekend

March 30, 2015 by Hilery

In the end we shall have had enough cyn­i­cism, skep­ti­cism and hum­bug and we shall want to live more musi­cal­ly’. So said Vin­cent Van Gogh. I think he would have loved Protest in Har­mony’s lat­est res­i­den­tial week­end at the Well Road Cen­tre in Mof­fat. 33 of us, includ­ing our 3 … Con­tin­ue read­ing