New Song: We Are Not Afraid

I sung this song for the first time during my headline set at Hove Folk Club on Friday.

But I wrote it on the way to the Sophie Lancaster gig at the end of last month.

Sophie was murdered because she dressed like a goth. No other reason.

Her friends and family have set up the Sophie Lancaster Foundation. It campaigns against prejudice, hatred and intolerance everywhere.

Thinking of Sophie made me think of how we police each other into conformity.

It also made me think of the fact that Sophie lived her life with courage and pride in who she was. That she allowed herself to express her identity how she felt most comfortable.

We should all take Sophie’s lesson. Throw aside the false conformity we allow ourselves to be hemmed into. Let’s be brave enough to be proud of the real us!

For more about The Sophie Lancaster Foundation please click here

The song, We Are Not Afraid, is shown below in the dimly lit room of the wonderful Hove Folk Club.

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  1. Sharon - October 5, 2009 @ 7:58 pm

    Fantastic Song brilliantly performed.

  2. kate conboy-greenwood - October 8, 2009 @ 3:40 pm

    thank you so much for this thoughtful and thought provoking song Alun.
    Please sing it loud and proud whenever you can !

    We all need to heed it’s words and pass them on.

    we look forward to you coming up to the Bacup folk club, the crowd there are awesome and this would go down a storm.

    please call me and i will pass on Dave’s number. they raised £330 the week after the gig you came to play, they are totally behind us.

    thanks again, you’re a star

    love and peace


    voluntary campaigns manager
    The Sophie Lancaster Foundation

  3. deleted">Kay - October 16, 2009 @ 8:05 am

    I got happiness tears. You are the real thing, my friend. x

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