Category Archive: Songs

Jul 07

Why I Am Playing For Refugee Week

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refugee_weekOn Saturday 12th July I will be proudly performing a free gig as part of Festival 31. This is a festival that celebrates refugees, and the concert I’m playing at takes place in Refugee Week.

Jul 07

The Internationale: Listen Now

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INTERNATAs I travel the country doing gigs, I will often end my shows with a stirring rendition of The Internationale.

It’s a wonderful song. Whenever I’m in the doldrums, I find that a brisk walk while belting out The Internationale not only arouses some odd looks from passers by, but lifts my mood into the bargain.

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.

Jun 14

New Song By My Mum – How Many People

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guitarcloseupMy Mum popped round earlier this week. I’ve been pestering her for ages to share her songs with me. She finally did.

You’ll remember that it was her that came up with the Oh Mr Cameron song, so she has a fine pedigree.

Apr 23

Ragged Trousered Philanthropists Movie Trailer

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921359Today is the 100th anniversary of the publication of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, my favourite book.

To commemorate the anniversary, the film making team at “Shut Out The Light” have released this fabulous trailer of their forthcoming film Still Ragged.

Apr 21

Brand New Live Album Released Today – Live At 81 Renshaw Street

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1962839_10152351417556495_1599412123_nI am really happy to share my new live album with you all.

The album is “Live At 81 Renshaw Street.

It has 10 tracks and is live and solo. It was the solo section of my concert at 81 Renshaw Street in September.

Apr 15

The dirty secret of John Hartwell’s brutal killing

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allmychildrenI wrote a song about John Hartwell last week. I want to say more about the background to it, so that you know the full story.

John Hartwell’s death in 1972 was a brutal one. He was stripped, tied, and put in a bath of extremely hot water.

Apr 15

Soup For One – New Song

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soupI’d love to hear your feedback on this new song that I wrote today.

Send me your comments below.

I always love hearing your thoughts on these songs. It’s a demo version but has come out pretty nice.

Apr 09

Song For John Hartwell

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headinhandsI have spent the day writing this song. It was extremely emotional in the writing.

It comes off the back of several days of personal torment as I wrestle with issues around my own training to be a psychotherapist.

Mar 08

Alun Parry Featured On Pete Seeger Tribute

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peteseegerI’m very proud to be featured on this excellent Pete Seeger Tribute on Vintage Radio by Nick Wall.

We lost Pete at the age of 94, a true giant of the music world and more.

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