Tag Archive: dessie warren

Oct 23

Companeros Album Released Today


Today is the day! Companeros, the fantastic new album by Ian Prowse is released today, and is now available to download from iTunes. Better still, it’s just £7.99 for a scorcher of an 11 track album. My song My Name Is Dessie Warren is song 2 on the album. I know that many of you …

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Feb 20

Gary Kaye Sings My Name Is Dessie Warren

I’ve just been sent this from Yorkshire radical songster Gary Kaye. I’ve shared the bill with Gary a few times, memorably at The Red Shed, and also when supporting the Leeds refuse workers who were on a lengthy strike. He has now added my song My Name Is Dessie Warren to his set list, and …

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Jul 18

Gary Kaye Adds Dessie To His Set List


One of my favourite performers on the UK circuit is Yorkshire troubadour Gary Kaye (pictured). I’m delighted to let you all know that he has added my song My Name Is Dessie Warren to his set list, so fans of Gary can hear his version live very soon. I’ve gigged with Gary a few times …

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Jul 02

Justice For The Shrewsbury 24


Sadly I can’t be there, but today there is a rally in Shrewsbury to demand justice for the trades unionists and building workers attacked by the State in the 70s. Two were jailed, Dessie Warren and Ricky Tomlinson. The rally is an attempt to clear their names, and get a pardon. I wrote the song …

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Sep 06

Dessie Warren Featured on Unionsong.com


The song I wrote for the Shrewsbury Pickets Justice Campaign, My Name Is Dessie Warren, has been featured on the Union Songs website. Unionsong.com is an influential collection of rebel songs, songs of freedom, work songs, songs of dissent, protest songs, liberation songs and labour songs. It documents the songs and poems made in the …

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Aug 20

Listen To My Name Is Dessie Warren

Des and Ricky

As promised here is the recorded version of My Name Is Dessie Warren. Click the play button to listen. To find out more about the Shrewsbury Justice Campaign simply follow this link. Lyrics Up and down the nation he gave the workers strength and courage Up and down the nation he taught us to prevail …

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Aug 19

Some Studio Time

I’ve been in the studio this week doing some recording for the Shrewsbury Justice Campaign. I wrote a song about Dessie Warren to perform at a recent rally. It went down so well that I promised to do a proper recorded version of it, rather than the YouTube versions I had. I’ll be granting the …

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Jul 17

Shrewsbury Rally Photo Video

Cheryl at PCS has just sent me a lovely video of our day in Shrewsbury supporting the campaign for Justice for the Shrewsbury 24. It features my song My Name Is Dessie Warren.

Jul 06

Ricky Tomlinson Speech At Shrewsbury Rally

Yesterday I blogged my song for Des Warren, jailed simply for being a trade unionist in the 1970s. Also jailed with him was TV actor Ricky Tomlinson. Ricky spoke at the rally on Saturday about his experiences. It’s well worth a watch.

Jul 05

Live Recording: My Name Is Dessie Warren

Yesterday I attended the rally for Justice for the Shrewsbury 24, and then sung at the social that followed. I played the full version of my song My Name Is Dessie Warren for the first time in public. I feel deeply proud and privileged to have been there amongst so many supporters of justice, and …

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