Event from: Miscellaneous 2013

James Connolly Songs of Freedom

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Date: , 2013
Venue: The Plough Inn, BS5 0EG
Price: TBC
With: Clayton Blizzard, Mat Callahan, Michael McNeil
Series: Miscellaneous 2013
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Section: Events
Subjects: Colonialism, Republicanism, Revolution & Rebellion
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With Mat Callahan, Clayton Blizzard and Commander McNeil.

Singer/songwriter Matt Callahan performs Songs of Freedom, a celebration of the life and work of James Connolly, the Irish revolutionary socialist who participated in the Dublin Lockout of 1913 and was martyred by the British government for his role in the Easter Rising of 1916. Connolly’s role in both events was of crucial importance making it especially important that his collection Songs of Freedom, originally published in 1907 and unseen for almost a century, has been recently reprinted. Mat will speak about Connolly and the project to rejuvenate his songs, followed by performing a selection of his revolutionary ballads.

Mat is joined by two Bristolian singer-song writing legends; Blizzard ‘An acoustic rapper, beguiling of lyric and intricate of instrumentation, mashing Folk and Hip Hop like the long-lost cousins they are’ and the Commander ‘Feeding the blood-lust of the masses during peace time’

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