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Excitement!  Drama!  Romance!  And... knitting?

A scintillating evening of the lost knitting songs of WWI and WWII from Canada, Britain, America and France.  Feel free to bring your knitting (or crochet), and stitch along to these funny, poignant, tow-tapping, needle-clicking tunes.  Come out and have a ball

 

 

During the two World Wars, millions of women knit for the soldiers.  Popular music often reflected the trends of the time, and mere days after the first bullet was fired, dozens of knitting-themed songs started to appear.  These songs ranged from ballads (heartfelt and sentimental), to propaganda songs (usually marches, to encourage the sentiment that knitting was a homefront type of soldiering), to novelty tunes (a humourous, tongue-in-cheek look at the wartime knitting craze).

After the wars these songs were essentially lost, and this concert is the first time that many of them have been performed in 100 years. Some of the songs were very close to disappearing forever, and with Stitch in Time, this music — a clever, sweet and entertaining footnote in history — has been preserved, and given a chance to live again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stitch in Time features over a dozen historic songs, including:  More Power to Your Knitting, Nell!, The Knitting Itch, and Knocking at the Knitting Club. breathless. 

 

"Gall's gorgeous voice wraps around you like a cozy afghan."

Stitch in Time has been performed in venues all around the world, ranging from the Edinburgh Fringe, theatres throughout the United Kingdom, and the National Museum of Military History in Luxembourg.

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Outreach and Workshops Available

To book a performance of Stitch in Time, contact:

music(at)melaniegall.com.

Stitch in Time:
A Knitting Cabaret

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To buy a knitting song CD (WWI or WWII), visit HERE

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Stitch in Time

Queen's Hall Arts Centre

Hexham, UK

19:30

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Mar

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Stitch in Time

Lit & Phil

Newcastle, UK

19:30

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Mar

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Ingenue

Lit & Phil

Newcastle, UK

19:30

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Mar

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Stitch in Time

Ushaw House

Ushaw, UK

13:00

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Mar

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Ingenue

Ushaw House

Ushaw, UK

15:15

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Mar

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Stitch in Time

Levens Village Institute

Levens, UK

20:00

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Mar

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Stitch in Time

Saltburn Community Theatre

14:00

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Mar

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Stitch in Time

Alnwyck Playhouse

Alnwyck, UK

14:00

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Mar

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Stitch in Time

Arts Centre Washington

Washington, UK

13:30

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Mar

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Stitch in Time

The Witham

Barnard Castle, UK

19:30

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Stitch in Time

Orton Market Hall

Orton, UK

19:30

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Stitch in Time

Wingate Village Institute

Wingate, UK

19:30

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Apr

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Stitch in Time

Spittal Centre

Spittal, UK

19:30

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