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Thread #135490 Message #3192097
Posted By: GeoffLawes
21-Jul-11 - 01:41 PM
Thread Name: Spanish Civil War 75th Anniversary
Subject: RE: Spanish Civil War
No. As Reinhard accurately quotes he said "I've also got music to mark the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War which gave us so many great folksongs." in the introduction to the programme when he briefly outlined the programme's contents but he said more about the International Brigades and the personal experience of the father of a friend who fought against Franco before the playing of Christy Moore's Viva La Quince Brigada (9minutes and 40 seconds into the programme ) And he talked about Guernica at the end of the programme before introducing a song which I had not encountered before called Market Day at Guernica sung by Katie Melua and written by Mike Batt.I have added this song to the Songs in English About the Spanish Civil War Mudcat thread and have included a link and access details to the BBC i player listing where you can hear the whole Programme for the next week.
Any suggestion that Mike Harding was insensitive to the suffering caused by the SCW is inappropriate.