Category Archive: Social History

Jul 07

New Song For Coal Miners: Dig Boys Dig

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MinerFaceFollowing my recent blog post, delicately titled Cut The Bullshit and Create, I’ve been making efforts to do just that myself.

The song is inspired by a coal miner from Salford who I’ve been hearing a lot about of late. I’ve never met him, but hearing about him sparked something within me.

Jun 16

The Dirty Thirty – performed by the Red Leicester Choir

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10773It is more than appropriate that in the 30th anniversary year of the Miner’s Strike, the Red Leicester choir have decided to perform my song The Dirty Thirty.

Feb 14

Liverpool Love Song

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p1030625It’s Liverpool in the late 1930s. A time when the life of the city is locked to the river and the sea beyond it. When half of the menfolk are dockworkers, and the other half sailors.

Aug 29

Chile: 40 Years On

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Allende ChileI am deeply proud to be playing this event at the Valparaiso Restaurant in Liverpool. It takes place on Friday 6 September 2013 from 7pm.

Apr 21

Presentation of Hillsborough Cheque to the HJC

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379957_10151329673461981_131547182_nI spent this afternoon with my friend Gary Kaye, the Leeds based singer, in a visit to the Hillsborough Justice Campaign shop opposite the Anfield ground.

Jan 30

The Limerick Soviet To Be Played At Limerick Soviet Exhibition

The Limerick SovietI’m delighted that my song The Limerick Soviet will be part of the forthcoming anti Austerity march in Limerick, as well as at the Limerick City Gallery of Art exhibition on workers resistance on the 9th February.

Nov 19

Wives Do Not Work – A History of the Marriage Bar

Please watch this short film I made for the PCS union. It is a hidden history of how women were treated only 40 years ago.

It is entitled Wives Do Not Work – A History of the Marriage Bar.

Oct 08

10 Week Course: How To Tell Your Own Life Story

Starting next Monday (15th October) I will be teaching a 10 week course on how to tell your own life story, called Life Lines.

Click here to enrol now and guarantee your place.

Sep 03

Wigan Diggers Festival: Guest Blog From Madrid

When I announced that I am playing the Wigan Diggers Festival this Saturday (8 September), I received a message from a fan from Madrid, Pablo Gutierrez.

Unlikely as it seems, Pablo told me that the 17th century Wiganer was his hero!

Aug 28

Wigan Diggers Festival

I’m extremely proud to be playing the Wigan Diggers Festival on the 8th September.

I’m on the main stage at 1.40 (this is a correction to the earlier information)

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