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Saturday, April 07, 2012

Irish Aires Playlist: Easter Rising & Barney McKenna (RIP)

The Easter Rising (IrishÉirí Amach na Cásca)[1] was an insurrection staged in Ireland during Easter Week, 1916. The Rising was mounted by Irish republicans with the aims of ending British rule in Ireland and establishing the Irish Republic at a time when the British Empire was heavily engaged in the First World War. It was the most significant uprising in Ireland since therebellion of 1798.[2]

Organised by the Military Council of the Irish Republican Brotherhood,[3] the Rising lasted from Easter Monday 24 April to 30 April 1916. Members of the Irish Volunteers—led by schoolteacher and barrister Pádraig (Patrick) Pearse, joined by the smallerIrish Citizen Army of James Connolly, along with 200 members of Cumann na mBan—seized key locations in Dublin and proclaimed the Irish Republic independent of Britain. There were some actions in other parts of Ireland, however, except for the attack on the Royal Irish Constabulary barracks at Ashbourne, County Meath, they were minor.

The Rising was suppressed after seven days of fighting, and its leaders were court-martialled and executed, but it succeeded in bringing physical force republicanism back to the forefront of Irish politics. In the 1918 General Election to the British Parliament, republicans (then represented by the Sinn Féin party) won 73 seats out of 105 on a policy of abstentionism and Irish independence. This came less than two years after the Rising. In January 1919, the elected members of Sinn Féin who were not still in prison at the time, including survivors of the Rising, convened the First Dáil and established the Irish Republic. The British government refused to accept the legitimacy of the newly declared nation, precipitating the Irish War of Independence.  _ Source: WikiPedia

Artist  Song Name   CD Name   Record Co 
Irish Rovers  Come In   The Unicorn Song  Giffen Records
Ron Kavana & the Alias Acoustic Band  Easter 1916   Irish Songs of Rebellion, Resistance & Reconciliation   Primo 
Wolfe Tones  Banna Strand   25th Anniversary of the Wolfe Tones   Shanachie 
Wolfe Tones  The West's Awake   25th Anniversary of the Wolfe Tones   Shanachie 
The Clancy Brothers  Johnson's Motor Car   Clancy Bros & Tommy Makem In Concert at Carnegie Hall   Columbia 
Wolfe Tones  The Fogg Dew   25th Anniversary of the Wolfe Tones   Shanachie 
Paddy Reilly  Grace   The Best of Paddy Reilly   Celtic Aires 
Various Artists  God Bless England   Irish Songs of Rebellion, Resistance & Reconciliation   MCPS 
Various Artists  The Grand Old Dame Brittania   Irish Songs of Rebellion, Resistance & Reconciliation   MCPS 
   Current Events     
Barney McKenna & the Dubliners  I Wish I Had Someone to Love Me   A Time To Remember   Celtic Aires 
Clancy Brothers  Tipperary So Far Away   Irish Songs of Rebellion   Laser Light 
Wolfe Tones  James Connolly   25th Anniversary of the Wolfe Tones   Shanachie 
Wolfe Tones  The Boys of the Old Brigade   25th Anniversary of the Wolfe Tones   Shanachie 
Luke Kelly & The Dubliners  God Save Ireland  The Best of Luke Kelly
Sean Dunphy  Soldier's Songs   Sing Irish Freedom   Dolphin 
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