Connolly Was There – Dick Gaughan

This is a strong performance by the Glaswegian giant of folk music in the Celtic Isles. It is prefaced by a short intro to James Connolly, the Irish-Scottish socialist who was executed by British Army firing squad as he was tied to a chair due to his injuries.

The Glasgow accent of Gaughan is great and is as working class as you will get, which is as good a compliment as anyone can get. The song was written by Dominic Behan, brother to Brendan.

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