Playing tracks by
Husky Tones, Kath Reade, Anna & Elizabeth, Ian Prowse, Hannah James & Tuulikki Bartosik and more.
In the early 70s Des Warren was one of two trade union activists jailed for their part in inciting construction workers to go on strike against the Tory government. The other guy jailed was a young lad called Ricky Tomlinson. Their fight was the inspiration for Alun Parry's song My Name Is Dessie Warren. This is one of the tracks on the new Ian Prowse album Companeros - a collection of lovingly chosen cover versions - which is featured on the show today.
The other tracks on the show are all taken from albums released in 2015 as I start my roundup of the year.