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Thread #169254 Message #4133326
Posted By: Felipa
22-Jan-22 - 04:35 PM
Thread Name: Any January Songs?
Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
24 Jan. 1920 death of prolific songwriter Percy French.
Among his well-known songs were THE MOUNTAINS OF MOURNE, THE PRIDE OF PETROVAR, ABDUL THE BULBUL AMIR, etc.
Link to recordings and information posted below
25 Jan - Robert Burns was even more prolific, and some Burns songs were already suggested in this discussion last January. Ewan MacColl shares the same birthday and also wrote a great many songs; the best known to the general public are probably THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE and DIRTY OLD TOWN .
This year, 30 Jan marks the 50th anniversary of the shooting by British paratroopers of unarmed civilians in Derry, Northern Ireland. The infamous Bloody Sunday, the occasion a civil rights march. A BBC Radio 4 documentary about Bloody Sunday broadcast today (22 Jan 2022, 8-9 pm GMT)open with a brief soundclip of marchers singing WE SHALL OVERCOME . Another American civil rights song, WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED , was popular among Northern Irish civil rights campaigners of the time.