Dr. Helena Sheehan
The CD was released on 1 December 1998.
Tracks on the CD and audio cassette are:
THE RED FLAG: written by Jim Connell in 1889 and for decades an anthem of the international labour movement. We have made a number of recordings of both the Tannebaum and White Cockade versions of the song. The first recordings we made are on the website as sound files. The final recordings of both versions are on the CD. The Tannenbaum version is sung by Jimmy Kelly. Musical accompaniment is by Mick Lacey on banjo, Mick Hand on flute. The White Cockade version is sung by Des Geraghty with Martin Whelan. Musical accompaniment is by Noel Pocock on pipes, Mick Lacey on banjo and Nora Geraghty on guitar.
We have also included the final chorus
sung by the crowd in Crossakiel Co. Meath
on 26 April 1998 on the occasion of the unveiling of the monument to Jim
Connell as a track on the CD.
written by Peadar Kearney in 1918 and also sung to the air of Tannebaum.
It has sometimes been sung as additional verses to The Red Flag.
It is sung here by Martin Whelan accompanied by Mick Lacey on the banjo.
A REBEL SONG:
written by James Connolly and sung by Jimmy Kelly with Johnny Flood and
Martin Whelan in the chorus and Mick Lacey on banjo.
THE WATCHWORD OF
LABOUR: written by James Connolly and sung by Joe Deasy.
Music by Colin Patterson. It has long been an anthem of the Labour
Party as well as of the ITGWU, now SIPTU.
DUBLIN CITY 1913:
by Donagh MacDonagh and sung by Jimmy Kelly. It recalls the lockout
of 1913 and rising of 1916. It celebrates the role of Larkin and
then of Connolly in the life of the Dublin working class.
BREAD AND ROSES:
written and sung by Martin Whelan is a song inspired
by Sean O'Casey's characterisation of James Larkin as "a man who would
put a flower in a vase on a table as well as a loaf on the plate".
Music: Martin Whelan on guitar and Mick Lacey on banjo.
TALK TO ME OF FREEDOM: another original song of Martin Whelan, expressing the dismal reality of unemployment, which he wrote when he was unemployed.
DAUGHTERS AND SONS:
written by Tommy Sands
and sung by Johnny Flood. The chorus is sung by Colin Patterson and
Cliodna ni Mhurchu. Music: Colin Patterson on guitar and keyboard.
TEN YOUNG WOMEN AND
ONE YOUNG MAN: written by Ewan
MacColl and sung by Cliodhna ni Mhurchu. It recalls the
Dunnes Store strike in Dublin when young workers put their jobs on the
line in support of the union anti-apartheid ban on South African merchardise.
TRESSELL: written by Martin Whelan and sung by Fergus Whelan.
It celebrates the life of Robert Noonan, author of the book "The Ragged
To hear the Morning Ireland
report by RTE journalist Ray Colgan on the launch of the CD, click on
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