Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Ireland, north and south

News of violence in the North of Ireland comes in these recent days. Things are in a better situation, politically, now than in the past, but killing and loss and grief are no ways to build a lasting peace. Tommy Sands, who is from Rostrevor in Down, wrote There Were Roses, which Cara Dillon, who is from Dungiven in Derry, sings in this video. They both got it right.

you may also want to see

ten songs
ceol chairlinn: sharing music in winter
Tommy Sands: Let the Circle Be Wide
Radio Ballads: Northern Ireland
story about recent events in NI, from the Scotsman
a more hopeful story, from the Belfast Telegraph

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