Monday, March 08, 2010

song for ireland

"...I saw a land where no one had to fight..."

Just a few days back, a car bomb exploded in Newry, a town where I've spent good amounts of time. There have been deaths and attacks linked to politics rising up again along the border and through the counties in the north these last months.

Mary Black sang Song for Ireland at Stormont, during the peace negotiations there, some years back now. I've no idea which way the voting on devolution will go. Whatever happens, though, the words of the song ring true

"...I saw a land where no one had to fight..."

you may also want to see
Music Road: Ireland, north and south

Music Road: Reflections with Mary Black

RTE News background on the devolution vote

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3 Comments:

Anonymous jessiev said...

this was just wonderful to read this morning, kerry - a ray of hope amidst hate. thank you.

10:27 AM  
Blogger Anjuli said...

This was so beautiful!!

11:37 AM  
OpenID marthaandme said...

That was lovely. I had no idea violence was erupting there again. How sad.

7:26 PM  

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