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Mike Miller Songs illegal to sing in Ireland (131* d) RE: Songs illegal to sing in Ireland 29 Sep 07

Captain Birdseye has, alas, missed the point of the thread. Why would he think an anti-Engand song would be illegal or, even, unpopular in Ireland. Mais non, mon capitan. Songs in disfavor would be critical of the Irish Free State or the Republic of Ireland, itself. Both song I mentioned ("Take It Down From The Mast, Irish Traitors" and "Let Him Go, Let Him Tarry") are songs of unreconstructed rebels who oppose the partition and Dublin's apparent acceptance of a British state in Ireland. The Irish republicans have a very different view of Jack Lynch than does the Captain. While they admire his skill as a hurler, they were, to say the least, disappointed in his lack of action in the matter of the Falls Road in 1969. Nor are they thrilled with the cooperation between the Special Branch and the UK. I have not offered my opinion on the politics of the situations. I was saying that those two songs raise quite a few hackles in Dublin Castle. (Castles in the Eire?)


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