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Posted By: medievallassie
05-Nov-18 - 04:38 PM
Thread Name: Which Irish Troubles Songs are Offensive
Subject: RE: Which Irish Troubles Songs are Offensive
Not to seque the thread but I looked at this thread mainly because it was started by good friend and amazing man, Jed Marum. To affirm what someone above mentioned about how great it was to see this old thread with many names we no longer hear from, some may not be aware that Jed passed away quite unexpectedly on May 2nd, 2018. He is missed but also well remembered. We should all be so blessed to have made this world better for having been a part of it.

Also, I often worry about singing the Fields of Athenrye. Although not a heavy hitter in the political no-no list, it can often generate a loud pro-republic chant at the end of every line in the chorus. I've never understood why this song in particular became an IRA anthem of sorts. It can be heard in the Dubliners video seen here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtzEaWc36lw