Billy Bragg (2016 Event)

From ‘A New England’ to ‘Levi Stubbs’ Tears’, Billy Bragg’s songs have captured the mood of modern Britain. Since politics and pop became entwined in the anti-Thatcher Red Wedge movement of the 80s, Bragg’s voice has been synonymous with left-leaning political sentiment – but his love songs chronicle a world more profound than party politics. At the 2016 Book Festival, Bragg presented A Lover Sings, an annotated collection of his best-loved songs, which he discussed with Vic Galloway.

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