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For those who threw rocks and made use of a bolthole, they salute you.

Joe Donnelly writes:

We have a very long and rich heritage of Irish songwriting that deals with colonial oppression by the British. For centuries the folk tradition has cultivated hundreds of ballads and songs of protest and anger. Irish people have always gathered together to sing; it’s part of our identity as a community. This playlist, using the 1916 centenary as a platform, builds up a brief history of some of these songs.

Needs more “broad black brimmer”.


Listen here.
Commemorative 1916 Spotify Playlist (TXFM)