Predator Alien Heard In Irish Woods?

The following brief video contains audio of a strange noise that was emanating from a forest on the slopes of the Mourne Mountains In Ireland. The walker (not a zombie) who recorded it is familiar with the sounds that trees can make when rubbing together, which can somewhat resemble the noise made by the Predator […]

Aslan – Crazy World (Irish Rock)

Here’s the biggest hit by one of Ireland’s favourite bands, Aslan, who were formed in 1982 and have 6 studio albums to date. Their name is taken from the lion in the C.S. Lewis series, The Chronicles of Narnia (Aslan is Turkish for lion, and Narnia is what Donald Trump calls his wife’s vagina (only joking about […]

Desperado – Stella Bass (Americano Cover)

The Eagles must rank as one of the greatest musical acts of all time. Their back catalogue is sensational. Standards such as Hotel California, Take it to The Limit, Tequila Sunrise and New Kid In Town can be heard across the world as fans try to emulate their Americano heroes. One of the most poignant […]

Thomas Davis Poem – My Land

Originally posted on Rebel Voice:
Thomas Davis was an Irish Republican of the 19th century. He is widely regarded as the Bard of Republicanism. My Land She is a rich and rare land; Oh! she’s a fresh and fair land; She is a dear and rare land This native land of mine. No men than…

Dropkick Murphys – Rose Tattoo (Irish Trad Rock)

This rockin’ band of loons hails from the Boston area and has been thrilling audiences for decades with their high octane blend of punk rock and Irish music. They followed in the footsteps of fellow Irish-American supergroup, Black 47, but stand on their own reputation which is considerable. The line-up has changed over the years […]

An Irishman’s Diary – Day 3

The weather in Ireland can be as changeable as a three-year-old’s favourite colour. We can get four seasons in a day and it plays havoc with the wardrobe. Summer is an especially crazy time. Chilly in the morning, then warm to the point of t-shirts and shorts. It might rain then with torrential determination before […]

Altan – Dúlaman (Irish Traditional)

Altan are primarily a Tír Chonaill (Donegal) band with one of the founders, Frankie Kennedy, hailing from Béal Feirste (Belfast). They are a traditional music group but with great versatility. Although first started in 1987, Altan are still going strong. Their latest album, The Gap of Dreams was released in 2018. Rebel Voice is a […]

Dublin City Sky – Fontaines DC (Irish Folk)

This is a new Dublin band with great promise. This fantastic hit of theirs has a Billy Bragg vibe to it which, in Rebel Voice‘s opinion, is no bad thing. It’s great to hear confident Irish bands emerge with no pretensions to be anything other than Irish. It’s enough. Éirinn abú! If you enjoyed this, […]

Belfast councillors vote against sending rep on Israel trade trip —

Belfast councillors have voted against sending a representative on a business and investment mission to Israel, reported the Belfast Telegraph.According to the report, councillors rejected a plan to send the council’s Director of Economic Development on the trip with local businesses during a meeting on Wednesday.The purported aim of the visit was to “facilitate access… via […]

Long Balconies – A Lazarus Soul (Irish Folk)

Here’s a wonderful piece of street rhyme from working class Dublin band, A Lazarus Soul, relatively new to the wider music scene. The emotive lyrics speak of life in the tenement flats of inner city Dublin before they were demolished in an ongoing program of gentrification. Rose-tinted spectacles are all-too commonplace, and its certain that […]