Dick Gaughan is not only a Scottish folk hero, he’s a global folk sensation. His performances will send shivers of the best kind down your spine. The lyrics to his songs speak of everyday trials and dreams. The Father’s Song is a beautiful critique of the world as it really is. This is a true […]
Broken River by J Robert Lennon The house is unusual. It has a quaint but quirky layout. It sits on the edge of a National Park. It has a history of murder. It also has a presence, an observer of the human condition and a student of itself. The house lies outside of the town. […]
Here’s one for all you folk aficionados. Woody is a legend slightly diminished by his Toy Story namesake (feckin’ animation). Have a listen to a true hero of Socialist USA. If you enjoyed this, please share
This is a gentle melody from the blind balladeer. It should help ease you into your day, or sleep, whichever you prefer. Doc’s voice is a joy to behold. – If you care, give it a share –
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 […]
This is a powerful ballad from the mighty Glaswegian balladeer, Dick Gaughan. It laments the use and abuse of the working class by the Establishment who manipulate them into fighting evil, pointless wars so that the rich get richer and the poor die. This haunting song could be sung by working men and women wherever […]
Crusader’s Cross by James Lee Burke The romance is on again. Rebel Voice and James Lee have renewed their tempestuous relationship but on a day by day basis. If Jamesy starts to act the bollox, then he’s getting the chop. Dave Robicheaux is again to the fore in this installment, book 14 in the popular […]
One of the best ways to fight the good fight, is through the medium of music. This song is a perfect example of that, and true.
A song for the working class (and those trying to understand us)
Here is an introduction to one the greatest Irish balladeers of today, or any day. Damien Dempsey is from working class Dublin. His songs are based upon the struggles of life to be found in everyday Ireland. If you want to understand life in modern Ireland, then let Dempsey be your guide.
I am of the opinion that the lyrics of this song should be part of every school’s curriculum. The words are profound and true, unlike a lot of the shite that is pumped into the heads of the young across the globe. Lennon was a working class prophet.
This piece of verse, shown on the caption, has been provided by the Socialist Irish poet, ‘A.D.’, and speaks of the strength of the working classes as they battle to preserve their dignity and freedom in the face of that scourge of all humanity, Capitalism. Here is an updated version; Working Class Creed No specious […]