Liam Clancy – Band Played Waltzing Matilda (Anti-war Song)

This haunting ballad is a firm favourite with folkies the world over, especially in Ireland. It tells of the horror of a young Australian man who enlists in the military and is sent to fight in the First World War, only to suffer horrifically in the slaughter that took place at Suvla Bay in Turkey […]

In The News – Kris Kristofferson (Folk)

Kris Kristofferson might well be the coolest person on the planet. Rebel Voice has long been a fan of this folk and country legend, and this song of his from his 2006 album, This Old Road, just goes to show how thoroughly decent and talented he is. Kris will be 83 on 22nd June of […]

Irish Folk Singer – Paul Brady – Arthur McBride

This wonderful anti-war song, covered by Bob Dylan among others, tells of two young men, one of whom was Arthur McBride, who encounter a British recruiting Sergeant and his drummer boy in Napoleonic times in Ireland. The two Irishmen dispute the proposed merits of joining the British army only to be sent to the continent […]