Wednesday, 16 February 2011

The song of the book of the strike of the 80s

We're really excited that the Liverpool songwriter Alun Parry has turned David Bell's The Dirty Thirty into song. The Dirty Thirty were the Leicestershire miners who struck in 84/85, out of a coalfield of 2,500. Alun successfully manages to capture the book, which in turn captured the experience of the men and their families. The first link is the song, the second is the book - which in this case can be ordered from our friends at News from Nowhere, in Liverpool. Alun's local shop. The lyrics are printed on the song link too

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