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This weekend I’ll mostly be listening to… Banned Christy Moore Songs June 1, 2019

Posted by irishelectionliterature in This Weekend I'll Mostly Be Listening to..., Uncategorized.

Has there been an Irish artist to have ever had so many songs banned by RTE and other radio stations for their outspoken content?
Section 31 of the broadcasting act caused a number of his songs to be banned by RTE. “90 Miles from Dublin” as it expressed support for Republican prisoners. “Mcllhatton” and “Back Home in Derry” were banned too as they had been written by Bobby Sands. “The Time has Come” was banned by RTE as it was written about Bobby Sands. “Section 31” was banned due to it being a critique of Section 31.
“They Never Came Home” his song about the Stardust Tragedy was withdrawn from sale due to a judges findings on the lyrics.
St Brendans Voyage mentioned Gibraltar and due to the murder of the Gibraltar 3 the BBC banned it.
I couldn’t find if songs such as Joe McCann were banned too.


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