Quite a night last night. I played a special Spanish Civil War commemoration event singing the ‘NO PASARAN!’ album in its entirety accompanied by Rebekah Findlay on violin. It was an amazing night of photograph and propaganda poster exhibitions, poetry readings, a fantastic lecture from Andy Hoyle of The People’s History Museum, and my songs. Loved every second and great to see so many people out remembering and celebrating the lives of those brave volunteers for the International Brigades. Especially enjoyed speaking to so many people afterwards with their stories and enthusiasm for the subject, it’s safe to say of the Brigadistas their memory, and inspiration live on.
Just before going on stage I received a tweet from Tom Robinson letting me know he was playing ‘Summer Fields & Riot Shields’ from my ‘NEVER BE DEFEATED’ album on his show on BBC 6Music. This is a first play on that excellent station for me and a very proud moment. Thanks to the wonders of i-player I was able to catch up this morning. You can listen on this link:
and the song is at 1hr 25min though he describes beautifully what made him sit up and listen last weekend at Tolpuddle at the 30min mark.
Absolutely delighted to have been played and for it to put the icing on the cake of what was a fantastic night. Big thanks to David Watson Wood and all at The Laurel & Hardy Museum in Ulverston for putting on such an incredible event.
A gem of a night.