Here’s another hit from the successful and ever-popular children’s musical, Bugsy Malone. This has to be one of the most under-rated musicals in history. The soundtrack is a knock-out and manages to incorporate adult themes into a movie featuring only child actors. In this song and scene, we are reminded that tomorrow’s another day. We […]
Here’s a timely ballad from a relative unknown, and up and coming star, of the Irish folk scene. If you like this, you can say that you heard this fine performer here first. If you don’t like it, then tell others that you heard it on the BBC… (ya gotta like his name if nothing […]
This iconic song should be played regularly in our fractured world. Yet it can be heard only sporadically. Is that because the capitalist-owned radio stations don’t enjoy hearing a death-knell sounded for their corporate, blood-soaked culture? Just a thought, and one of many that Rebel Voice tends to suffer from. If you enjoyed this, please […]
This is a lesser known song of the brutalities meted out to the Irish who found themselves transported to the penal colonies in Australia. Many of the airs used in these laments are used time and again, although the fine lyrics negate any boredom with the melody. Here, John Denver tackles the song during a […]
John Kelly (Kelly of Killanne) (died c. 25 June 1798) lived in the town of Killane in the parish of Rathnure and was a United Irishman leader who fought in the Rising of 1798. While Kelly was obviously well known to rebel and loyalist alike during the short duration of the Wexford rebellion, almost nothing is […]
There are many great Irish rebel songs and the Broad Black Brimmer is one of the most popular and rousing.
Troubadours such as Damien Dempsey have been singing the songs and telling the tales of their lands for thousands of years. Their melodies have echoed across our globe. Long may they continue.