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Songs and Words of Resistance Benefit gig, Sunday 11 December 2016 November 27, 2016

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The Workers’ Party are proud to present…


Join us for a festive, intimate evening of music and politics.
With guests Andy Irvine, Mick Blake & Dave Lordan.

All proceeds will go towards continuing our campaigns for public housing, decent work and the repeal of the 8th amendment in 2017

When: Sunday 11th December 2016 from 7pm
Where: The Complex (off Capel St.), Dublin 7
Tickets: €20 Available from dublin.north@workersparty.ie
or at online at this link.
Contact: 086-3108553 / dublin.north@workersparty.ie

Andy Irvine has performed for 45 years, first with Sweeney’s Men in the mid 60s, then the enormous success of Planxty in the 70s and then from Patrick Street to Andy Irvine & Dónal Lunny’s Mozaik, he has remained both a pioneer and an icon for traditional music and musicians.

Mick Blake is a musician and activist from Co. Leitrim, who has risen to prominence through the songs and videos he has created about austerity in Ireland. Most recently, his song ‘Oblivious,’ about the cracks and flaws in Ireland’s political system, has been recorded by Christy Moore.

Dave Lordan is a renowned writer, teacher and editor and the first writer to have won all three of Ireland’s national prizes for young poets. He is the founder and editor of ‘Bogman’s Cannon.”


1. soubresauts - November 28, 2016

“Andy Irvine has performed for 45 years”? 55 years is more like it, and before that he was a child actor.


WorldbyStorm - November 28, 2016

He has been around a while 🙂


2. Joe - November 29, 2016

I heard Horslips will be making a secret surprise appearance…


3. roddy - November 29, 2016

Will Devlin give a verse or two in praise of Teresa May or the duke of Marlborough?


Joe - November 30, 2016

They’re doing a cover of My My Hey Hey.
Hey hey Teresa May
Tory rule is here to stay


sonofstan - November 30, 2016

More optimistically?


soubresauts - November 30, 2016

But, but… Kate Bush thinks Theresa May is wonderful!
See: http://www.macleans.ca/culture/arts/in-conversation-with-kate-bush/

And Kate is the greatest living English-Irishwoman, isn’t she? And she’s probably a friend of Andy Irvine. She’s certainly a friend of Andy’s mates Donal Lunny, Bill Whelan and Davy Spillane, with whom she has recorded over the years.

You never know…

BTW, thanks for the nice BOC reminder. Great song, great band.


Starkadder - November 30, 2016

Speaking of music and politics, it’s become impossible for me to listen to this fine Fatima Mansions tune without thinking of events across the Atlantic:


4. Andy Irvine Fanblog - December 2, 2016

Reblogged this on Andy Irvine News.


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