March 7, 2015 by alunparry
Freddie Matthews – Free Download
This song is not mine, only the performance and the recording. It’s a traditional tune, and the words are by Ron Elliott.
It tells the true story of Hatfield miner Freddie Matthews who was killed on the picket line in 1972.
I have learned and recorded the song in time for my peformance at the commemoration of the miner’s strike at Hatfield Colliery, where Freddie will be commemorated too.
For more background on the story, and an interview with his brother Jimmy, read this article here: http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/doncaster-miner-s-heartbreak-over-death-of-brother-on-picket-line-1-7141397
You can also download the song for free, by clicking here.