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All these posts about music......

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And the irish fest in kansas city, made me think about songs that speak to nationalism. Really, we're all from somewhere in a round about way of genetic ancestory.....

post something from where your people came from. Maybe it'll broaden the listen spectrum:

the traditional:

the badass:

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For the record:

The lyrics are rich with references to the history of Irish nationalism. The song ties Irish nationalism to the struggles of other peoples against the British Empire across the world. It therefore manages to encompass both the traditions of Irish nationalism and international socialism. These are often hostile philosophies in other countries but were united by a shared dislike for the injustices of a foreign monarchy controlling all power in Ireland. The Behan family, though one of many to hold such views, personified this dual allegiance.While the title of the song refers to the Black and Tans of the War of Independence era, the specific context of the song is a dispute between Irish republican and loyalist neighbours in inner-city Dublin in the 1930s. Dublin is, as it always has been, the capital of Ireland. Yet, before 1922, it should be seen as a foreign city. It was the seat of foreign power even before the Norman invasion of 1169, being the centre of Viking power in Ireland and having a succession of Norse kings. The song speaks to the patriotic spirit of standing against an occupying force.

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 I guess I'm odd when it comes to music. I don't listen to it for the words just how the voices sound as notes.

 I don't mean this as a slam to anyone, just as a casual observance.  I've heard beautiful songs that people get all up in arms about because of what the words say.

 If words were the only important thing that there was to music then classical music would never have existed. Nor acapella

Sorry Wiii I got way off track

I might start a future thread

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I am from the same place, Duncan Clan.

                  -tumnus

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