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IT'S BACK! Protest folk

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Thompson 05 Dec 14 - 04:59 AM
gnu 05 Dec 14 - 05:27 AM
GUEST,Fred McCormick 05 Dec 14 - 05:58 AM
Thompson 05 Dec 14 - 06:10 AM
GUEST, 05 Dec 14 - 06:15 AM
Thompson 05 Dec 14 - 06:22 AM
MGM·Lion 05 Dec 14 - 06:48 AM
Thompson 05 Dec 14 - 07:07 AM
GUEST,punkfolkrocker 05 Dec 14 - 07:51 AM
Leadfingers 05 Dec 14 - 09:00 PM
Jim Carroll 06 Dec 14 - 02:59 AM
Thompson 06 Dec 14 - 09:51 AM
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Thompson 06 Dec 14 - 10:11 AM
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Subject: IT'S BACK! Protest folk
From: Thompson
Date: 05 Dec 14 - 04:59 AM

In Ireland the beaten-down populace have finally dug their heels in at an attempt to make them pay a semi-private company for the provision of water. It's the last straw after years of 'austerity', as the growing inequality is called.
These lads use a fiddle, a couple of guitars, voice and truly horrifying wallpaper and curtains in a catchy anthem protesting the years-long swing to the advantage of the rich and grinding-down of the poor.


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Subject: RE: IT'S BACK! Protest folk
From: gnu
Date: 05 Dec 14 - 05:27 AM

Well done!


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Subject: RE: IT'S BACK! Protest folk
From: GUEST,Fred McCormick
Date: 05 Dec 14 - 05:58 AM

Jeez. What do they put in the water over there?


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Subject: RE: IT'S BACK! Protest folk
From: Thompson
Date: 05 Dec 14 - 06:10 AM

I particularly like the rhyme

The chloride, the fluoride, the cryptosporidium*
FLUSH THEM OUT 'cos it's time to get rid of 'em.

* Large areas of the west of Ireland have been under 'boil notices' for years now, with infestations of cryptosporidum, e coli and other water-borne pests due to septic tanks and the sewers of housing estates draining into rivers and lakes that supply publicly piped domestic water systems.


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Subject: RE: IT'S BACK! Protest folk
From: GUEST,
Date: 05 Dec 14 - 06:15 AM

Ah, c'mon, the curtains aren't so bad.


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Subject: RE: IT'S BACK! Protest folk
From: Thompson
Date: 05 Dec 14 - 06:22 AM

Shudder. I have lived with those curtains and that wallpaper. And those pint glasses brought home from where they're left on the street on people's way home from pubs. And had to wear an anorak indoors.


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Subject: RE: IT'S BACK! Protest folk
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 05 Dec 14 - 06:48 AM

Tastes differ. I quite like the wallpaper.

Good song...

BUT [my usual beef] WHY O WHY the cod-American accents?? ("No pryvadisation - Irish warrr-derrr ..."

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Subject: RE: IT'S BACK! Protest folk
From: Thompson
Date: 05 Dec 14 - 07:07 AM

That's not American accents, that's Irish accents. Country folks.


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Subject: RE: IT'S BACK! Protest folk
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 05 Dec 14 - 07:51 AM

They're good.. definitely an antidote to all the usual prissy anodyne acoustic 'folk' music..

Btw... that style of fiddle playing... what usually wins - the fiddle bow or the ceiling...???


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Subject: RE: IT'S BACK! Protest folk
From: Leadfingers
Date: 05 Dec 14 - 09:00 PM

People like Robb Johnson have been writing protest songs since the 'seventies among a lot of others


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Subject: RE: IT'S BACK! Protest folk
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 06 Dec 14 - 02:59 AM

Great work but I go along with Mike - why oh why the cod accent
I live in the Wild West (Clare) and I reckon we'd need sub-titles
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: IT'S BACK! Protest folk
From: Thompson
Date: 06 Dec 14 - 09:51 AM

Really? Every word is crystal clear to me! And I don't find the accent cod at all!


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Subject: RE: IT'S BACK! Protest folk
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 06 Dec 14 - 10:06 AM

Hi T,
Don't really want t make an issue of it - it's a good song saying things worth saying
Good luck
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: IT'S BACK! Protest folk
From: Thompson
Date: 06 Dec 14 - 10:11 AM

Incidentally, anyone know who the guys are? The fiddle player has a lovely note; I wonder if they're in bands already, or if they're a known band.


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