In Mountjoy Jail one Monday morning…’—the Irish Revolution in ballad and song

Published in Hedge School Recordings, Podcasts, Uncategorized

Kevin Barry is one of the most popular, and certainly one of the most sung, of Irish ballads. But who was Kevin Barry? Why was he immortalised in song? And what has been the significance of the ballad tradition generally in the Irish Revolution and, indeed, of the Irish Revolution in the ballad tradition? Listen to History Ireland editor, Tommy Graham, in discussion with Liz GillisEunan O’HalpinPádraig Óg Ó Ruairc and Fintan Vallely.This Hedge School, supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 initiative, was recorded via Zoom and is now available as a podcast 

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