Ireland: The Final Struggle

Ireland: The Final Struggle

Men of No Property PAR01039

This is the second of three albums recorded by the Men of No Property for Paredon Records. The songs featured in this collection tell of different events in the Irish people’s struggle for their independence and the conflicts that ensued post-independence during the 30-year period known as “The Troubles” (c. 1968–1998). The recording includes traditional songs and original ones written by members of the group. The liner notes provide background information about the group and their political efforts, along with notes on the songs with full lyrics and a brief history of the Irish Republican Army (IRA).

Year Released 1977
Record Label Paredon Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1977 Paredon Records
Genre(s) Celtic; Historical Song; Struggle & Protest; World
Country(s) France; Ireland; United Kingdom
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Folksong revival; Music--British Isles; Music--Ireland; Political ballads and songs; Protest songs

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101 Have You Got a Penny, Mister? Men of No Property 1:29
102 The Carmagnoles Men of No Property 4:15
103 Down the Broom / Navy on the Shore / Rolling in the Rye Grass (medley) Men of No Property 3:07
104 Brian Boy Magee Men of No Property 2:13
105 Blarney Pilgrim / Whinny Hills of Leitrim / Paddy O'Brian's Jig (medley) Men of No Property 2:46
106 Cormack MacIlvogue Men of No Property 2:43
107 The Wee White Turban Men of No Property 2:17
201 Erin's Lovely Home Men of No Property 3:24
202 Wishing the Brits Would Go Home Men of No Property 1:22
203 Breton Air / Andros (medley) Men of No Property 4:03
204 The Banks of Mulroy Bay Men of No Property 3:04
205 If They Come in the Morning (No Time for Love) Men of No Property 5:52
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