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Thread #13902   Message #4141215
Posted By: Felipa
05-May-22 - 04:31 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: James Connolly (Wolfe Tones)
Subject: RE: songs of and by James Connolly
James Connolly, trade union activist and leader of the Irish Citizen Army, was executed on 12 May 1916 for his part in the Easter Rising for Irish independence. So to mark the occasion, I made this song reference list.

"A great crowd had gathered outside of Kilmainham"

sung by Nan Tom Teaimin


sung by Andy Irvine
sung by Fergus Russell
sung by Liam Weldon

CONNOLLY WAS THERE, words posted by Big Tim and by Jon Bartlett , 16 April 2002 in

sung by Christy Moore

sung by Dominic Behan Lyrics on screen

If you do a Mudcat search for James Connolly, you will find that a number of his own compositions are included in the Digital Tradtional. Here are links for three of lyrics or poems:

BE MODERATE (We Only Want the Earth) by James Connolly

FREEDOM'S SUN by James Connolly

I think A FESTIVE SONG may be intended as a May Day song, as the first of May is both an older traditional fest and a Workers' Day


Connolly's fitness to stand trial and to be executed was discussed in the UK parliament in May 1916