A Raised Fist & A Helping Hand

Unity is Strength

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I’m not sure at what point I expected WSO to peak. We thought we’d have a rush at the start, get as much on the board as we could and then cope with the inevitable fall-away as those keen on the idea but not so keen on the hard reality pulled out. As it is we are adding more dates now than at any time since May and there is no other word for it than incredible.

Yesterday we added SIX new events in Derry, Leytonstone, Birkenhead, Kettering and two in Hackney Wick; today we add them in Lancaster, Allendale and Llandrillo. Nine new gigs in two days! And it’s still not too late.

In two weeks the country will be buzzing with WSO events from Newquay and Pool down in Cornwall right the way up to Dingwall north of Inverness, and the unity we will demonstrate in coming together to help those in our communities suffering most will be something we should all be very proud of. This is unprecedented. This is historic. And we at WSO Central are proud to make this stand with each and every one of you.

Joe has written a piece on WSO for Union Solidarity International website which can be read at:


Please give it a share on Facebook and a tweet. Also, if you haven’t yet seen them, there are two videos on YouTube well worth watching and sharing. The first is an explanation of what we are all about from Mr Solo:

the second is Pete Seeger singing ‘We Shall Overcome’ with a slideshow of WSO posters and is well worth a watch at:

Other than that PLEASE keep spreading and sharing event posters, not just for your own event but for everyone else’s too. If we pool our resources we reach exponentially more people as friend/fan bases overlap and reach outward.



Author: Matt Hill Songwriter

Storytelling singer-songwriter and community artist who offers a British take on folk and Americana. Formerly known by the stage name Quiet Loner. Recent projects include a songwriting residency in a museum, an album co-written with people at a homeless project and a stint as a resident musician in a prison.

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