Tag Archive: miners strike

Mar 12

New Single Released – The Dirty Thirty (Listen Here)

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Alun Parry’s new single The Dirty Thirty has been released today (listen above), on the anniversary of the official start of the 84/85. Please leave your comments on this page below. Please share this story to your friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter, and help spread this …

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Mar 06

New Single To Be Released on Monday

Alun Parry’s brand new single ‘The Dirty Thirty’ is to be released on Monday. The song tells the story of thirty striking miners from Leicestershire and their families during the 84/85 Miners Strike. While the rest of Leicestershire’s 2,500 miners continued to work throughout, these thirty or so miners went on strike. It is a …

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Feb 16

March 12th Single Release: The Dirty Thirty

On March 12th this year, the anniversary of the official start of the Miner’s Strike, I will be releasing my brand new single The Dirty Thirty. The Dirty Thirty tells the heroic story of 30 Leicestershire miners and their families. These were the only miners in the whole of Leicestershire to come out on strike. …

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Mar 05

BBC Radio Leicester on Monday

Those in the Leicestershire area will be able to listen in to the Breakfast Show on Radio Leicester on Mon (7 March) to hear me chatting about my new song The Dirty Thirty. I’ll be on at around 8.20am and will be joined by David Bell, the author of the book The Dirty Thirty: Heroes …

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Feb 15

New Song: The Dirty Thirty

During the Miner’s Strike of 84/85, the Leicestershire coalfields continued to work, with two and a half thousand miners working through the strike. Despite this, thirty or so miners refused to break the strike, despite being so isolated in their local area. This song tells their story. I am deeply indebted to author David Bell. …

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Dec 04

Lessons of 84

The PCS union are running a social celebrating public services at the Casa, Hope Street on Wednesday 9th December, 7 – 11 p.m. Music is by me, and there are talks by Dave Cliff (ex-miner & PCS full time officer) and Tony Mulhearn (PCS member and ex-Liverpool councillor). There’s also a buffet. Tickets just £3 …

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