Thursday, July 31, 2008

Liverpool Working Class Music Festival

Another one for the diary from Phil at the Picket

Liverpool Working Class Music Festival
Fri 19th - Sun 21st September 2008
The New Picket, Jordan St, Liverpool
Tickets Now On Sale

The Men They Couldn't Hang
Dick Gaughan
Roy Bailey
Leon Rosselson
Attila The Stockbroker
The Alun Parry Band
Robb Johnson
Tracey Curtis
The Prelude
Aidan Jolly
Claire Mooney
Chanje Kunda
Al Baker
Young Kof

Jul 25 2008 by Jade Wright, Liverpool Echo

MERSEYSIDE folk god Alun Parry has come up with a new showcase for protest songs and subversive songwriters.

Liverpool Working Class Music Festival is part of the TUC's contribution to Liverpool's Capital of Culture celebrations.

“The weekend brings together the very best of Britain's radical and subversive songwriters, “ says Alun. “It will be a musical celebration of the experiences of working people.”

The festival, to be held at the New Picket, will include sets from Dick Gaughan, The Men They Couldn't Hang, Roy Bailey, Leon Rosselson, Attila The Stockbroker, Claire Mooney, Chanje Kunda, Young Kof and Al Baker.

“It’s only £25 for a weekend ticket to see all of these outstanding radical songwriters,” adds Alun.

Liverpool Working Class Music Festival 2008 takes place from Friday, September 19 to Sunday, September 21 at The New Picket in Liverpool.

Individual gig prices also available.

For full schedule and more details;

The Picket,
61 Jordan Street,
0151 708 6789.

I would personally love to see Roy Bailey and Robb Johnson on the Sunday night so will probably be getting myself a ticket for that. It would be great if I could get one of them to sing "The Last house in our street is the one that I am living in", appropriate for Kensington, and also Robb's great song about Rosa Luxemburg.

Would anyone care to join me?


Anonymous said...

As opposed the long running New Labour, Let's Destroy The Working Class Festival. Rosa Luxemburg, wasn't she some sort of Militant? Perhaps the Gustav Noske song would more appropriate for New Labour folk

Cath said...

Just a plug for Alun Parry as well - he did Holmfirth this May and very good he and his band were.
Give my love to Roy and Robb!

Louise Baldock said...

Anonymous, as my teachers always used to say, if you cannot think of anything positive to say then dont say anything at all.

This is not a Labour Party event and your snidey comments ill-become you. I really do NOT know why the LibDems cannot keep off my blog if everything makes you so cross. I DIDNT WRITE IT FOR YOU.

Anonymous said...

Lib Dem. Not me guv'nor, socialist.
Something positive. I was pleased to see New Labour's response to the greatest financial crisis since 1929.
I think the possible removal of stamp duty by Alistair Darling will really turn things around, re-engage working class voters with the party and pave the way to a New Labour victory in 2010 when I shall be looking forward to James Purnell's welfare reforms.

Anonymous said...

I'm neither a Lib Dem nor a Labourite, but I am impressed that Louise saw fit to publicise the Liverpool working-class music festival. I popped down on Friday, and had a great time.

Stuart Borthwick

Louise Baldock said...

Thanks Stuart - I bet the other fella doing all the bad-mouthing didnt actually bother to go, or pay his money, or support the acts. It is easy to criticise.

I am glad you enjoyed it, I had a fabulous time on Sunday night