A packed audience crowded the Trades Club at Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire on Saturday night for a concert featuring socialist folk singers Dick Gaughan and Alun Parry.
Alun Parry is a Liverpudlian whose family has a background in the docks, and his self-penned songs reflected that. He aroused passion in the audience with songs of contemporary struggles, including the campaign for justice for the late Des Warren.
Warren was one of the Shrewsbury Pickets, a construction worker who was imprisoned with Ricky Tomlinson on trumped-up charges of conspiracy for organising strikes in the building industry in the 1970s.
He died from Parkinson's disease attributed to the "chemical cosh" drugs he was subjected to while in prison.
Gaughan is a veteran of the political folk music scene, and a regular performer at the Hebden Bridge Trades Club.