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James Connolly - The Irish Rebel James Connolly (The Irish Rebel) A Working Class Hero, is a comprehensive insight to the life of James Connolly. The film traces Connolly s...

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James Connolly - The Irish Rebel James Connolly (The Irish Rebel) A Working Class Hero, is a comprehensive insight to the life of James Connolly. The film traces Connolly s life from his childhood in the squalor of the slums in Edinburgh to his execution in Killmainham in May 1916. This documentary illustrates a man who worked single mindedly for a decent, just and free life for workers everywhere. It reveals how Connolly was unique among his comrades; a self taught scholar, a Socialist and the Labour leader of Ireland. Contributors include: Eamon Gilmore, Fintan O Toole, Francis Devine, Ross Connolly, Owen Dudley Edwards, Professor Fergus A D Arcy and Dick Spring among others. The documentary includes musical contributions from Christy Moore, Andy Irvine, Adrian Dunbar, Paul Cleary and Jimmy Kelly. International film star Colm Meaney reads from Connolly s work & letters. James Connolly (The Irish Rebel) A Working Class Hero, places a spotlight on Connolly the person, his family life, his struggles as well as his politics. This documentary offers a major contribution to Irish & international Labour history. Chapters 1) Introduction, early years in Scotland / British Army 2) Marriage / Joins Socialist Movement in Edinburgh 3) Returns to Ireland / Joins Irish Socialist Republican Party 4) Emigrated to USA / Work with Daniel De Leon / Worked with IWW 5) Returns to Ireland / Joins the ITGWU in Belfast / 1913 Lockout 6) Irish Citizen Army / The Outbreak of the First World War 7) 1916 / Trial & Execution 8) Epitaph & End Credits CD Track Listing: 1. The Freemen - James Connolly 2. Dominic Behan - Kevin Barry 3. Tommy Makem - The Foggy Dew 4. The Freemen - Boys of the Old Brigade 5. Dominic Behan - The Patriot Game 6. Galway City Ramblers - Four Green Fields 7. Dominic Behan - The Patriot Game 8. Liam Clancy - The Croppy Boy 9. Dominic Behan - The Merry Plowboy 10. Dublin Folk Band - Johnston's Motor Car 11. The Freemen - The Battle of Ashtown Road 12. Dominic Behan - Barry's Column 13. Austin Gaffney - The Dying Rebel 14. Dublin Folk Band - Grace 15. Dominic Behan - Kerry 16. Teresa Duffy - Shall My Soul Pass Through Old Ireland 17. Dominic Behan - Sean Tracy 18. The Freemen - Sean South 19. Terry O'Neill - A Nation Once Again 20. Diarmuid O'Neill - Irish Soldier Boy 21 Dominic Behan - Soldiers of the Rearguard 22. The Irish National Anthem. The documentary includes musical contributions from Christy Moore, Andy Irvine, Adrian Dunbar, Paul Cleary and Jimmy Kelly. International film star Colm Meaney reads from Connolly s work & letters.




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