Ding Dong Dollar: Anti-Polaris and Scottish Republican Songs

Ding Dong Dollar: Anti-Polaris and Scottish Republican Songs

Glasgow Song Guild FW05444 / FD 5444

In protest to an American nuclear submarine that sailed into the Holy Loch in the early 1960s, the Anti-Polaris Singers started a movement with music at its core. Drawing from the rich Celtic bard traditions and combining folk and popular melodies with biting lyrics, the Anti-Polaris Singers were not only informative but played an important role in sustaining the demonstrators’ morale.

Year Released 1962
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1962 Folkways Records
Genre(s) Celtic; Historical Song; Struggle & Protest; World
Country(s) Scotland; United Kingdom
Culture Group(s) Scottish
Instrument(s) Banjo; Ensemble leader; Guitar; Mandolin; Vocals
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Music--British Isles; Protest songs; World history; World music

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101 Ding Dong Dollar Glasgow Song Guild 1:59
102 I shall not be moved Glasgow Song Guild 2:08
103 We dinna want Polaris Glasgow Song Guild 1:46
104 The Polis o Argyll Glasgow Song Guild 1:34
105 Paper Hankies Glasgow Song Guild 1:24
106 Ye'll no sit here Glasgow Song Guild 1:58
107 Anti-Polaris Glasgow Song Guild 2:47
108 The misguided missile and the misguided miss Glasgow Song Guild 2:19
109 Coronation Coronach Glasgow Song Guild 3:23
110 NAB for Royalty Glasgow Song Guild 1:51
111 They say that we've never had it sae guid Glasgow Song Guild 1:31
112 Camp in the country Glasgow Song Guild 1:13
113 The Glesca Eskimos Glasgow Song Guild 2:20
114 The Freedom Come-All-Ye Glasgow Song Guild 2:28
115 Ban Polaris - Hallelujah! Glasgow Song Guild 2:27
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