The Hangman’s Sonnet – Jesse Stone Thriller

The Hangman’s Sonnet by Reed Farrel Coleman (Robert B Parker series) Jesse Stone is Chief of police in the Massachusetts coastal town of Paradise. It should be a relatively simple job but isn’t. Paradise lies close to Boston where crime is a way of life for too many. But in addition to imported troubles, Paradise […]

First Aid Kit – My Silver Lining (Country/Folk)

Upon first hearing this wonderful song, Rebel Voice was convinced that it was performed by a Texan country band of tremendous talent. But no, wrong, terribly wrong. First Aid Kit are a Swedish duo of tremendous talent consisting of sisters, Klara and Johanna Söderberg. They sing like they are from Texas though; tut, tut, girls, […]

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 […]

A Rainy Night In Soho – Steo Wall (Hiberno-Irish Folk)

Recently, a poll was launched by RTE, the broadcaster for the Irish Free State, to find the ‘nation’s’ favourite folk song. Rebel Voice is unsure if the 1.8 million Irish people in the Occupied Six Counties (OSC) are considered part of the ‘nation’ by the Blueshirts who command RTE as insidious moves are underway to […]

The Foggy Dew – Daoirí Farrell (Irish Rebel Song)

“As back through the glen I rode again And my heart with me fell sore For I parted then with valiant men Whom I never shall see ‘more But to and fro in my dreams I go And I kneel and pray for you For slavery fled a glorious dead When you fell in the […]

Luke Kelly – The Molly Maguires (Miner’s Ballad Of Resistance)

The famed Molly Maguires were a 19th century secret society active in Ireland, Liverpool and parts of the Eastern USA. They were organised among the Irish emigres who worked in manual jobs and were perhaps best known as the rebellious coal miners of Pennsylvania. In 1877-88, violent resistance broke out in Pennsylvania between the Molly […]