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 deeply heroic tale of ordinary men and women with extraordinary principles and courage.

The song features fellow musicians Barry Briercliffe and Stuart Thompson, and was produced by Barry Briercliffe.

The single is released digitally on iTunes and other digital distribution services to coincide with the anniversary of the official start of the 84/85 Miners Strike.

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  1. Mel Elcock - March 7, 2012 @ 9:51 am

    Thanks for keeping the memories alive Alan, I find the song very humbling as i dont regard myself as any better than any other striking miner, but i do love the song.
    Regards Mel

  2. alunparry - March 10, 2012 @ 12:25 pm

    Thanks Mel. You’ve proved my chorus correct: “If you call them heroes they would surely disagree.” Listen in to BBC Radio Leicester on Monday morning, and get the Mercury on Monday too.

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