Tribute To Ireland’s Hunger Strike Martyrs

As will be seen from the following presentation, the tactic of hunger strike has been employed by Irish Republicans since the beginning of the 20th century. Irish martyrs first died on hunger strike in their fight against the British Occupation of Ireland just after the Easter Rising of 1916. Thomas Ashe perished in this way […]

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 […]

Jack Lukeman – Irish Folk – The Minstrel Boy

This is a solid standard in the Irish folk tradition, here performed by the wonderful Jack L. If there’s one thing that Ireland does well, it’s to produce songs of sadness and loss. Rebel Voice says that’s all very well, but fuckin’ hell, let’s have some victories to write a few verses about. We could […]

Irish Song Of Freedom – Only Our Rivers Run Free

This haunting melody, performed here by Christy Moore, was written by Micky MacConnell (pictured in cover photo) from Fermanagh in the Occupied Six Counties Of Ireland (OSC). The lyrics lament the bondage of colonialism that Ireland has endured for too long. Only Our Rivers Run Free is one of the most popular ballads to be heard […]

The Rebel – Pádraig Pearse Poem

The following is a famous poem by Pádraig Pearse, one of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin. Pearse was executed by the British colonial authorities after the failed rebellion. His death, and those of others who perished with him, inspired a mulitude to rise up and fight for Irish freedom. That fight […]

Fenian Brotherhood – North American Solidarity And War With Canada

The Fenian Brotherhood was a revolutionary organisation founded in the USA in 1858 by John O’Mahony. His comrade, James Stephens, who was on the European mainland at that time, returned to Ireland to found the sister organisation of the Fenians, known as the Irish Republican Brotherhood. In the US, the Fenians decided to apply pressure […]

Ernie O’Malley – Ireland’s Rebel Son

Ernie O’Malley was an outstanding Irish revolutionary who fought for the Republican cause in both the Tan War and the following Civil War. Rebel Voice is of the opinion that his account of the War for Irish Freedom, titled On Another Man’s Wound, is probably the best account of that heroic conflict. Like all Republicans, […]

Terence MacSwiney – Poems Of An Irish Rebel

Ireland has both the good fortune and misfortune to have a large number of martyrs. Many honourable men and women have felt it necessary to step forward to fight the blight of British colonialism. Of those Rebels who were imprisoned, some chose to battle the foreign regime using the only weapon they had left to […]

Paul McCartney – Give Ireland Back To The Irish

This song by McCartney is explicit in its message and was banned at the time of its release as being unsuitable for public broadcasting. The video comes complete with Spanish subtitles. Look for McCartney’s ‘Che’ appearance.   Below is an image of McCartney that I found online. I have to ask, where is Ant?