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Idris Speaks

Category: Music
Duration: 00:02:13
Idris Davies was a miner, teacher and poet, who T.S. Eliot thought captured the atmosphere of the 1926 General Strike better than anyone else. His work received a welcome second look when Pete Seeger used a part of one of his poems as a lyric for the 1965 folk song "Bells of Rhymney". The Pop group The Birds turned it into a major hit.

The poem is a monologue I wrote to accompany my version of the song that includes some of his actual words.

Author, performer, executive producer: John Good
Producer and editor: Mark Foshee