Give or take a year…

On 29 March 2017 Stiff Little Fingers arrived in Perth, Western Australia to play their first, stand-alone gig in the town. On the same evening, I had to fly out to the UK in preparation for the London Book Fair. I was ‘gutted’… I’d been a fan since they’d first formed in Northern Ireland almost forty years earlier and they, more than any other band, had provided the backing track to my life. Like so┬ámany of us who had grown up in ‘The Province’ during what was known as ‘The Troubles’ their songs had provided a glimmer of hope...

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