Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Trad Tuesday - James Connolly by Black 47



James Connolly is a modern song about James Connolly, the Irish leader of the 1916 Easter Uprising. He was a fighter for the poor and working men and women of Ireland. He was captured and executed by the British.

Black 47 is a Celtic band from New York City. The name is derived from the year 1847, the worst year of the famine in Ireland.