June 16, 2014 by alunparry
The Dirty Thirty – performed by the Red Leicester Choir
It 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.
The song commemorates the brave miners in Leicestershire who supported the strike, despite their two and a half thousand colleagues continuing to work throughout.
I love Leicester. I love this song for forging such strong links with so many wonderful people that I wouldn’t know otherwise. Don’t let them write off the power of song. It connects us!
I really love this arrangement by Jane Bursnall, and it is beautifully sung by the lovely, talented folk of Red Leicester Choir.
This recording is from an early rehearsal. It will be being performed next month at the Street Choirs Festival in Hebden Bridge. Can’t wait!
The album version from my When The Sunlight Shines album is also below with full lyrics: