Traditional Irish Music
The Ballads of Child Migration is an album of brand new songs from Boo Hewerdine, Jez Lowe, John McCusker, O'Hooley & Tidow, Chris While & Julie Matthews, Coope Boyes & Simpson and John Doyle all inspired by the heart-breaking true stories of Britain's child migrants who were sent to Canada, Australia and Africa between 1869 and 1970.
An estimated 100,000 British children were sent overseas by migration schemes, which were run by a partnership of charities, religious organisations and governments. The scheme claimed to offer boys and girls the opportunity of a better life in Britain's Empire. Many migrants never saw their homes or their families again.
For more information http://www.delphonicmusic.com/the-ballads-of-child-migration/
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