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Thread #129460 Message #2909981
Posted By: GUEST,^&*
19-May-10 - 12:33 PM
Thread Name: Ireland and the Spanish Civil War
Subject: RE: Ireland and the Spanish Civil War
Did you ask Manus O'Riordan? A singer himself, he's surely your best bet re the Republican tradition in Ireland. As you know, there were contemporary parodies and skits written ridiculing O'DUffy's volunteers. How widely they cirulated, I don't know.
I have never heard (nor heard of) any pro-Franco songs in Ireland, as far as I recall. That said, they may have confined themselves to Marian hymns! (I'm only half-joking).