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Volunteer Francis Hughes Funeral Cortege Getting Attacked By RUC Scum May 1981.
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"Zombie" is a protest song by the Irish band The Cranberries from the 1994 album No Need to Argue. It is about the conflicts in Northern Ireland known as The Troubles, with references to the Easter Rising of 1916. "Zombie" was recorded at the Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin in 1994. It was written during the Cranberries' English Tour in 1993, in memory of two boys, Jonathan Ball and Tim Parry, who were killed in an IRA bombing in Warrington, Cheshire (North-West England) on 20 March 1993.
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The Cranberries are an Irish alternative rock band that rose to mainstream popularity in the 1990s. Though not officially disbanded, they have been on hiatus since 2003. Noel and Mike Hogan, two brothers from Limerick, formed the band with drummer Fergal Lawler in 1990. The band was originally named The Cranberry Saw Us, a pun on cranberry sauce. The lead singer at that time was a friend of theirs named Niall Quinn, who had an extravagant taste for composing and song names, such as "My Grandma drowned in a fountain in Lourdes", "I was always all ways" and "Throw Me Down A Big Stairs". When he left the band, Dolores O'Riordan, who was a friend of Niall's girlfriend at the time, auditioned and won the role of lead singer. She quickly demonstrated her lyrical ability when the band handed her a demo of a melody they had been working on. She took the demo home and returned with a full set of lyrics for it the next day, the song (which later became one of the bands biggest hits) was then given the name "Linger".
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U2 rend hommage aux Dubliners... avec un Bono tout jeune et pas encore très sûr de lui.. en tout cas très ému LYRICS : SPRINGHILL MINE DISASTER In the town of Springhill, Nova Scotia Down in the dark of the Cumberland Mine There's blood on the coal and the miners lie In the roads that never saw sun nor sky. (x2) In the town of Springhill, you don't sleep easy Often the earth will tremble and roll When the earth is restless, miners die Bone and blood is the price of coal. (x2) In the town of Springhill, Nova Scotia Late in the year of fifty-eight Day still comes and the sun still shines (But it's) Dark as the grave in the Cumberland mine. (x2) Down at the coal face, miners working Rattle of the belt and the cutter's blade Rumble of the rock and the walls closed round (The) Living and the dead men two miles down. (x2) Twelve men lay two miles from the pitshaft Twelve men lay in the dark and sang Long hot days in the miners tomb (It was) Three feet high and a hundred long. (x2) Three days past and the lamps gave out And Kaela Brushton got up and and said There’s no more water, or light, or bread (So we'll) Live on song and hope instead. (x2) Listen for the shouts of the barefaced miners Listen thru the rubble for a rescue team Six hundred feet of coal and slag Hope imprisoned in a three foot seam. (x2) Eight days passes and some were rescued Leaving the dead to lie alone Thru all their lives they dug their grave Two miles of earth for a marking stone. (x2) The Dubliners are an Irish folk band founded in 1962, making them one of the older bands that are still performing music presently. U2 was formed when Bono (vocals and guitar), The Edge (guitar, keyboards and vocals) and Adam Clayton (bass guitar) answered an advert placed by Larry Mullen Jr. (drums and percussion) si vous aimez l'irlande : If U have an irish soul : http://www.dailymotion.com/group/26344
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Story of Grace Gifford and Joseph Plunkett sung By Jim Mc.Cann When Grace Gifford, the sister-in-law of Tomas MacDonagh, picked Easter Sunday 1916 as the date on which she was to marry Joseph Plunkett she had obviously no idea of the tragic events ahead of them. Days before the planned wedding Joseph Plunkett, who suffered his entire life under respiration troubles, was admitted to the hospital and underwent an emergency operation. On Easter Monday 1916, the day after the postponed wedding, Plunkett manned his post in the General Post Office (GPO) in Dublin to take part in the Easter Rising. After the surrender of the rebels Joseph Plunkett was arrested and imprisoned in Kilmainham Gaol. Just hours before his execution on 4 May 1916 he married Grace Gifford in the jail chapel with two prison guards as witnesses. Grace Gifford remained involved in the republican movement, especially in Sinn FÃ©in, while earning a living as commercial artist. She voted against the Anglo-Irish Treaty, which divided Ireland in SaorstÃ¡t Ã‰ireann, or Irish Free State, and Northern Ireland, and during the Civil War she was imprisoned in Kilmainham Gaol for three months. After the Civil War Gifford became a respected member of Dublin's cultural society until she died on 13 December 1955. Grace Gifford was buried in Glasnevin Cemetery with full military honours.
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