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1916 Rising




Easter Rising Celebration 



Friday _________29th April 2016 St Patrick’s Hall Ballyboughal @ 8pm.

Click on the Harp above for some pictures and video.





Ronnie Delaney

Minstrel Boy; Written by Thomas Moore (1779–1852) in remembrance of a number of his friends, whom he met while studying at Trinity College, Dublin and who had participated in (and were killed during) the Irish Rebellion of 1798.

V Delaney

Highland Paddy;  Was a nickname for Irishmen who returned from Scotland to fight in the 1798 rebellion.

Peter Flynn

Mise Eire; On accordion Sean O’Riada’ s theme music of the 1959 documentary film by George Morrison, which dealt with key figures and events in Irish Nationalism between the 1890s and the 1910s, including Padraig Pearse.

Caitriona Murray

Rose of Allendale; Charles Stewart Parnell born in Co Wicklow an Irish nationalist politician and one of the most powerful figures in the British House of Commons in the 1880s.

Gordon Hampton

Traditional Hornpipes on fiddle;

Jimmy Carter

James Connolly, On 12 May 1916 Connolly was taken from State Apartments in Dublin Castle by military ambulance to the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, across the road from Kilmainham Gaol, and from there taken to the gaol, where he was executed while seated. "They will all forget that I am an Irishman." J Connolly.

Padraig Kramer

Come to the Bower; Many had fled Ireland to escape British retribution following the Irish Rebellion of 1798 and the Emmet Rebellion of 1803, involving the United Irishmen

Jodie Doolan

Cellist; Irish air Slieve Na Mban & Innis Inisheer

Thomas Doolan

My Last Farewell; From the last letter of James Connolly to his family.

David Delaney

The Boy’s of the old Brigade; Written by Paddy McGuigan Portranne about the Irish Republican Army of the Irish War of Independence and 1916.

Bobby Tierney

Only our Rivers Run Free; Written by Mickey McConnell out of a seething anger at the way our people up North were being treated by a regime that denied a minority the most basic of civil rights, such as one man, one vote.

Trish Kerr

Grace; Grace Gifford was an Irish artist and cartoonist who was active in the Republican movement, who married her fiancé Joseph Plunkett in Kilmainham Gaol only a few hours before he was executed for his part in the 1916 Easter Rising.

Pat Bonas

Kevin Barry; Kevin was the first Irish Republican to be executed by the British since the leaders of the Easter Rising. Just a lad of 18 summers.

Eoin Walsh

Clarinet; Mina Na hEirann by Sean O’Riada

Penelope Gomez

Dying Rebel; from Barcelona Penelope gives us a unique version of this traditionally Cork Rebel song. My only son was shot in Dublin. 

Frank Dormer


Niall O’Reilly

Foggy Dew; Canon O'Neill was reflecting this sense of alienation when he wrote The Foggy Dew. In 1919 he attended the first sitting of the new Irish Parliament, known as the Dail.

Brian Delaney

Michael Collins; Written by Johnny McEvoy. Collins was shot and killed in an ambush in August 1922 during the Irish Civil War.

Beth O’Gorman

Bold Fenian Men; written by Peadar Kearney, an Irish Republican and composer of numerous rebel songs, incl National Anthem ("Amhrán na bhFiann"),

Tony Whelan

Rebel Song; Written by James Connolly Following the surrender, he said to other prisoners: "Don't worry. Those of us that signed the proclamation will be shot. But the rest of you will be set free."

John Weakliam

Back home in Derry; written by Bobby Sands for his comrades from Derry in the H-Blocks of 1981 depicting the deportation of Irishmen women and children to Van Demons land in the 1800’s.

Niamh Delaney

All around my hat; written by Peadar Kearney for a Republican lass whose lover has died in the Easter Rising, and who swears to wear the Irish tricolour in her hat in remembrance in The Tri-coloured Ribbon.

Eugene Crummy

Four green fields; Written by Tommy Makem are seen as the Provinces of Ireland with Ulster being the "field" that remained part of the United Kingdom after the Irish Free State separated.

Pat Levins

Admiral Nelson; This song is about the famous monument that stood in Dublin's O'Connell Street of Lord Nelson. The monument was blown up by the I.R.A in 1966 just before the 50th anniversary of the 1916 rising.

Jim Casey

Banna Strand;  Sir Roger Casement who was captured on 21 April 1916, having landed from a German U-Boat.

Hannah & Tulips

Mo Ghile Mear; "My Gallant Darling". This is a traditional Irish song written by 18th-century poet Seán Clárach Mac Domhnaill, to honour Prince Charles Stewart ("Bonnie Prince Charlie").

David Courtney

For what died the Sons of Rosin; Poem by Luke Kelly venting his anger in 1960’s Ireland as large tracts of land around Kerry were being sold to foreign investors.

Martin Byrne

Thomas Ashe; Written by Martin Byrne of Ashe the Commander of the 5th Battalion Fingal Brigade who died on hunger strike. ‘I’ll carry my cross for Ireland’.

Martin Byrne

Men & Women of 1916; A new song from Fingal’s most talented singer songwriter in remembrance of all who died during the 1916 rising.

Patricia Delaney Billy Tobin

Dolores Delaney

The Proclamation; In every generation the Irish people have asserted their right to National freedom and Sovereignty: six times in the past 300 years they have asserted it in arms.

Mise Eire accompaniment on accordion peter Flynn and Cello Jody Doolan.

Paul Flynn

On the One Road/A Nation Once Again; A great marching anthem and expression of Irish freedom with full audience participation.