Free Speech * De Gedachten zijn Vrij: Give Ireland Back to the Irish: Mon. 25, Tue. 26 April [2015-17]

Give Ireland back to the Irish single

NEW * NIEUW:   GIVE IRELAND BACK TO THE IRISH ** ** REPEATED  * HERHALING: VUILE MONG &  ZIJN VIEZE GASTEN  ** Hell No We Won’t Go, Rare Anti Vietnam SongsJulie Felix + Phil Ochs, Dave Swarbrick, Martin Carthy, John Renbourn**  
There is no freedom without freedom of speech: always, everywhere and for everyone. Anything less is a violation of it.  

MONDAYS  & TUESDAYS 12:00 > 20:00 hrs CET or 11 a.m. > 7 p.m. GMT (UK)
Free Speech consists of four 60-minute shows.  A new show is added each week. It is followed by three previous shows. 
12 noon  and 16:000 hrs CET (11 a.m. and  3 p.m. UK time) NEW SHOW: GIVE IRELAND BACK TO THE IRISH

13:00 and 17:00 hrs CET (12 noon  / 4 p.m. UK time) REPEATED   HERHALING
VUILE MONG & ZIJN VIEZE GASTEN: de volledige eerste LP op Agitat, alsook een hilarisch interview van Nand Baert (BRT 2, 1977) met Mong en zijn Veurnse compagnon-de-route Fons “Foentje” Boestyn **

14:00 and 18:00 hrs CET (1 p.m. / 5 p.m. UK time) REPEATED   HERHALING
 RARE ANTI VIETNAM SONGS, featuring: Matt  Jones, Henry Flint & The Insurrections, Barbara Dane, Mick Softley, Earth Opera, Covered Wagon Musicians, Jacqueline Sharpe, Tom Parrott, Ian  Temple  ** AND ALSO: Donovan, Pete Seeger, Peter Paul and Mary.

15:00 and 19:00 hrs CET (2 p.m. / 6 p.m. UK time) REPEATED   HERHALING
JULIE FELIX: tracks from her LPs CHANGES, 1966 and   FLOWERS, 1967; TV SHOW with Manfred Mann feat. Mike d’Abo:   SHORT INTERVIEW ** ** And Also: :  JOHN RENBOURN ** DORIS HENDERSON & JOHN RENBOURN ** :Dave Swarbrick & Martin Carthy & Diz Disley , Grosschor Berliner Rundfunk, F.J. Degenhardt, Phil Ochs, Leon  Rosselson  **



Give Ireland back to the Irish single

“Dit voorjaar is het precies 100 jaar geleden dat in Ierland de Paasopstand van 1916 uitbrak. Een heroïsche opstand waarvan de echo’s ook vandaag nog doorgalmen. De gebeurtenissen van 1916 hebben uiteindelijk het huidige gezicht van Ierland bepaald en blijven daarom van groot belang. Tijd dus voor een terugblik naar 1916, en een blik richting de toekomst. Want de Ierse kwestie is nog lang niet opgelost”. (BRON:  

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.


Vuile Mong LP Agitat

Radio 68 draait hun eerste LP, alsook een hilarisch interview vanNand Baert (BRT 2, 1977) met Mong en zijn Veurnse compagnon-de-route Fons “Foentje” Boestyn ** “Het gezelschap De Vieze Gasten – toen nog geen Bij’ De Vieze Gasten – werd opgericht aan het begin van de jaren ‘70 binnen de werking van buurthuis Kontakt in de Sleepstraat in Gent. Toen werd de eerste verjaardag van het buurthuis gevierd en voor die gelegenheid knutselden Mong Rosseel en enkele vrienden een ‘show’ in elkaar: Vuile Mong en de Vieze Gasten waren geboren.
Mong Rosseel: “Walter De Buck had ons zien optreden en hij gaf ons een kans om op de Gentse Feesten van 1972 op te treden. Het publiek was laaiend enthousiast. Walter nam ons mee door Vlaanderen als voorprogramma. Voor we het beseften, werden we een veelgevraagde groep en wordt het programma ook op andere plaatsen gespeeld en besluit een aantal mensen van de startgroep om door te gaan.”
De groep beet zich vast in de actualiteit en bracht aanvankelijk collages van liederen en sketches rond alle mogelijke maatschappelijke thema’s. In de zomer van 1972 stond het gezelschap al op het groot podium van de Gentse Feesten bij Sint-Jacobs – de sterke band met dit unieke volksfeest én Sint-Jacobs is tot op vandaag intact. In 1974 kende de groep een onverwacht commercieel succes met ‘Het Apekot‘, een cabaretesk nummer over het leven van een doorsnee Vlaming”.  Bron:
Over Mongs prehistorie:

Featuring: Matt  Jones, Henry Flint & The Insurrections, Barbara Dane, Mick Softley, Earth Opera, Covered Wagon Musicians, Jacqueline Sharpe, Tom Parrott, Ian  Temple  ** AND ALSO: Donovan, Pete Seeger, Peter Paul and Mary.


Barbara Dane I hate the capitalist system cover

“During all her years singing blues and jazz, Barbara continued to weave in appearances as a solo performer on the coffeehouse circuit with her folk-style guitar.  She also stepped up her work in the movements for peace and justice as the struggle for civil rights spread and the war in Vietnam escalated.  She sang at every big peace demonstration in Washington and many of those in small towns and byways all over America, taking her songs to the Freedom Schools of rural Mississippi and right up to the gates of military bases from Japan to Europe as well as all over the USA.

In l966, Barbara Dane became the first U.S. musician to tour post-revolutionary Cuba.  The impact on the Cuban public was indelible, and she soon returned to take part in an international festival where she met other like-minded singers from all over the world. Through some of these singers, she was invited to tour in both Western and Eastern Europe, Mexico, Nicaragua, and the Far East, even to North Vietnam and the liberated areas of the South as the war still raged.  To all these audiences she brought a range of American genres in order to communicate some of the complexities of American life, and with each encounter she incorporated new songs sung in their original languages or employing English lyrics she had begun to create. This latter work brought her into association with the great Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis, with whom she performed sections of his “Romiossini” with her English lyrics based on the poetry of Iannis Ritsos in Florence, Italy and in New York”.
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Julie Felix Flowers LP lowres

Juie Felix rightfully introduces herslef as “peace protester”. Yet, for some reason she Julie Felix is not always listed in the league of major protest singers and singer songwriters, so Radio 68 thought it fit to play tracks from her two mid-sixties albums CHANGES and FLOWERS. On ‘Changes’ (1966)  she is accompanied by several UK folk stars in the making: John Renbourn (Pentangle, etc.), Martin Carthy (Cat Stevens and solo) and fiddler Dave Swarbrick (Fairport Convention, etc.). Swarbrick was later recorded and produced by John Boyd. Richard Unterberger in “The mood is predominantly acoustic folk, but there’s also some tentative, awkward folk-rock with rudimentary drums (particularly on the cover of  Sylvia Fricker’s “Gifts Are for Giving”, strained experimental-surreal comedy (“Brain Blood Volume”), and orchestration (on “Rainy Day” and “I Can’t Touch the Sun”)’ (…).
The songs are a mixture of own material and covers of songs by the likes of Bob Dylan, Donovan and Gordon Lightfoot.
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