Free Speech * De Gedachten zijn Vrij: Give Ireland Back to the Irish: Lennon, McCartney, Brendan Behan * Mon. 17 and 24 , Tue. 18 and 25 April [2017-14]

NIEUW / NEW: Give Ireland Back to the Irish  ** REPEATED  HERHALING: A FORGOTTEN GENOCIDE: Peter LaFarge, Johnny Cash, The Fearsome Brave ** JUDY COLLINS: In My Life ** Collette Magny: Vietnam 67 **  [2017-14]

THE PLAYLISTS
NEW SHOW
1 GIVE IRELAND BACK TO THE IRISH
with JOHN LENNON, YOKO ONO, PAUL McCARTNEY  / WINGS **  BRENDAN BEHAN ** BOBBY SANDS ** U2 **  BERNADETTE DEVLIN ** BERNADETTE  Mc ALISKEY  ** THE DUBLINERS  ** THIN LIZZY ** VAN MORRISON ** The Official IRA Song ¨¨
REPEATED SHOWS
2 A FORGOTTEN GENOCIDE: Peter LaFarge (album  On The Warpath), Johnny Cash (LP Bitter Tears), The Fearsome Brave (cd Sacred Spirit)
3 JUDY COLLINS In My Life  + EDUARD RODES ** CHRIS FARLOWE  **  JACQUES BREL * ROYAL SHAKESPEARE Co. * LOTTE LENYA * BOB DYLAN * HAPPY & ARTIE TRAUM * THE BEATLES *
4 COLETTE MAGNY: VIETNAM 67  (full album)  + SHADEY SCANDALS (see ‘BACKGROUND’), JOHN FIDDLER, MIKE ZITO, GRAHAM BOND, COUNTRY JOE McDONALD.

THE SCHEDULE * HET UITZENDROOSTER

 Maandag & dinsdag  ** Mondays & Tuesdays CET Brussels
12:00 > 20:00 hrs
GMT London
11 a.m. > 07 p.m.
 New: Give Ireland Back to the Irish 12:00 + 16:00 11 a.m. + 3 p.m.
Forgotten Genocide: NEW SHOW 13:00 + 17:00 12 noon + 4 p.m.
Judy Collins: In My Life 14:00  + 18:00 1 p.m. + 5 p.m.
Colette Magny  15:00 + 19:00  2 p.m. + 6 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACHTERGRONDINFO ** MORE INFORMATION

GIVE IRELAND BACK TO THE IRISH
Both Paul McCartney and  John Lennon were very clear about the Irish “question” and the “troubles”:  Ireland belongs to the Irish and there’s no way occupation and repression can be justified.  Much later, U2  sang about Bloody Sunday.
This Radio 68 special is here to remind you of an armed struggle in Western Europe, a struggle which hasn’t been entirely settled. So much effort was mobilised to unite East and West Germany (ring ring goes the cash register), so much effort has gone into avoiding the unity of the Irish. Listen to voices from Ireland in defence of what’s theirs: their land, their language, their culture.

FORGOTTEN GENOCIDE

The Indian singer-songwriter Peter LaFarge recorded Johnny Cash’s The Ballad of Ira Hayes and Johnny Cash in turn recorded several Peter LaFarge compositions for his album “Bitter Tears”. In fact, when Johnny Cash discovered he was partly of Indian descent, he decided to record an album’s worth of songs in praise of the Indian culture, libelling against their treatment. Together, LaFarge and Cash have recorded some of the finest folk and blues songs about this HIDDEN and SILENCED GENOCIDE.
Plus a few tracks from “Sacred Spirit. Chants and Dances of the Native Americans”, by The Fearsome Brave.

JUDY COLLINS: IN MY LIFE

“’Released in 1966, ‘In My Life’ features songs by artists who didn’t ring a bell – yet. There are the first appearances of songs by Leonard Cohen on record. And though Randy Newman had been covered by some pop artists, he was yet to release his own album. Jacques Brel had given a show at Carnegie Hall, but could hardly be called a household name in the USA. Peter Brook’s play “Marat/Sade” bore no relation to the popular music business at all, but it was a revolutionary piece of work, also stylistically, and Collins let herself inspire by it.
Whereas this isn’t an album of protest songs, some tunes quite explicitly reflect the values that were soon to define the sixties, such as pacifism (Brel’s ‘La Colombe’), or directly point towards revolutionary lyrics (like Brecht and Weil’s ‘Pirate Jenny’) and even to the French Revolution itself (Marat/Sade, after Peter Brook) “ (© Eddy Bonte)

“In My Life was the album most crucial to Judy Collins’s astonishing evolution from traditional folk singer to an artist not limited to any category. While folk music was certainly an element of this extraordinarily varied set, it was just one ingredient of a record that also drew from classical music, the theater, rock, and more. Some critics did try to classify the sound as “baroque folk” at the time, and if that’s an actual genre, In My Life is certainly the keystone baroque folk album. But the album transcends labels, testifying to her skill at interpreting material by an amazing array of writers in remarkably eclectic musical settings” (…)  (by Richie Unterberger http://www.richieunterberger.com/inmylife.html)

COLETTE MAGNY: VIETNAM 67 

A propos de “Vietnam 67” :

A l’occasion de la réimpression de son disque “Vietnam 67” en 1983, Colette Magny écrivait sur sa pochette du disque :
« Avec le recul du temps, je me dois de dire que je suis frappée par la présence, déjà, dans ce disque de musiciens de haute qualité – je veux dire : la chance que j’ai eu d’en bénéficier très tôt et que cela n’a pas cessé.

En 1967, nous criions “Victoire au Vietnam”, “F.L.N. vaincra”. Et c’était juste, je suppose, à ce moment là. Aujourd’hui, après les témoignages parus dans “Le Monde”, bouleversée, je dois accepter que les “cages à tigres” sont de nouveau pleines.

Et j’essaie de comprendre :
Que peut signifier le mot “cruauté” pour des femmes et des hommes cernés par l’horreur, engloutis dans un quotidien de terreur imposé par les U.S.A., enfants, en pleine guerre, sur les routes s’amusaient à sauter, rebondir sur le ventre d’un cadavre (Vietnamien, l’un des leurs) pour en extraire des bruits d’oesophage qui les faisaient rire ? Que sont ces enfants devenus ? Quelles femmes ? Quels hommes

Quoi qu’il en soit, je maintiens mon admiration pour la détermination, l’intelligence et l’endurance du peuple vietnamien dans le combat pour sa liberté. Après un éveil politique tardif (fin de la guerre d’Algérie), j’enclenchai un intérêt passionné et passionnel pour les “événements”. D’où ces chansons braquées sur l’actualité (certains textes élaborés à partir de coupures de journaux, par ex. : “A Saint Nazaire”).  Je ressens encore l’urgence, mais la difficulté, de crier; oui, toujours, tous les jours, depuis la naissance. Mais comment, où, avec qui et qui croire ? Quand récemment, par exemple, j’entends dire au Journal Télévisé qu’une sélection des informations est inévitable : sur cent reçues, les journalistes politiques doivent en choisir dix. Lesquelles et pourquoi ?

Jusque très récemment, je n’ai su résister ni aux courants de pensée d’une histoire réduite, sinon travestie, peut-être même trahie par lesdits mass-media, ni aux pressions incessantes de groupes politiques à vérités changeantes et différentes.

Si ma passion de comprendre et de témoigner demeure, elle est désormais animée de vigilance ».

Colette Magny, septembre 1983 http://colette-magny.over-blog.com/page-1754864.html

SHADEY SCANDALS
Brian Brockie, formerly of David Garrick’s backing band, let me know this: “I have been very busy musically at present and have been depping and recording with a local band called ‘Shadey Scandals’ –  and we have just completed a ‘single’ in a  pro-studio session.
The song  was written by lead singer Alex Askew who served with the RAF Regiment in Afghanistan. The song  reflects his return to the UK and finding it hard to settle into a worthwhile job when he has so many ambitions to fulfil.  It doesn’t glorify or support war  – it is just a reflection of one man’s return to the normality of civilian life.
It was written and performed as an acoustic piece – but Alex asked me to add some guitar parts to ‘rock it up a bit’.
All download proceeds are going to a registered charity for  ex-servicemen (SSFA)”.

 

 

 

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