Groove On The Wireless 239 – Songs for Alan

Yesterday I buried a friend, an inspirational man who I was lucky enough to call a friend.  Crucially he was not only a class warrior, but he was an organiser and and a proud anarchist, so his dream for a new world lives on.  Like Joe Hill he will never die, because  that vision cannot be killed, we will carry on in the struggle to make that world anew, because neither us nor the planet deserve anything less.

Alan Mac Simóin May he Riot in Peace

Photo by Donal Higgins


  1. Utah Phillips – IWW preamble
  2. Theater company for The Borstal boy – The Laughing Boy –
  3. The Dubliners  – Free the People
  4. Little Richard – Rip it up
  5.  The Rolling Stones – Street Fighting Man
  6. Gene Vincent – Crazy Beat
  7. Joan Jett – Bad Reputation
  8. Pete Seeger – Casey Jones
  9. Howard Zinn – Are you an Anarchist (The Case of Sacco & Vanzetti- excerpt)
  10. Woody Guthrie – This Land is Your Land
  11. Curtis Mayfield – Power to the People
  12. Kris Krisoffersson – Me and Bobby McGhee
  13. Hawkwind – Silver Machine
  14. Led Zeppelin – Immigrant Song
  15. The Rolling Stones – Tumbling Dice
  16. Motorhead – Ace of Spades
  17. Luke Kelly – for what died the sons of Roisín
  18. T.Rex – Children of the Revolution
  19. Thin Lizzy – Rocker
  20. Pink Floyd – Wish you were here
  21. The Dubliners – Joe Hill
  22. Yves Montand – Bella Ciao