Monday, March 28, 2016

Music Roundup Monday: "The Easter Rising"

One hundred years ago, Irish freedom fighters began what is known as the Easter Rising. Though it was unsuccessful (they vastly overestimated the amount of support they would receive from the general populace), the aftereffects of the Rising--including a groundswell of public sympathy after many of the Rising's leaders were executed--set in motion the beginning of Irish independence. So yeah. That's why the second half of these songs are Irish/Irish-themed. 

Laura Marling - "Crawled Out of the Sea"

Chicha Libre - "Primavera en la Selva"

Tengger Cavalry - "Hymn of the Earth"

The Men They Couldn't Hang - "Shirt of Blue"

Shane MacGowan and the Popes - "Aisling"

The Dunn Boys - "St. Jerome"

Sinead O'Connor and the The Chieftains - "The Foggy Dew"

W.B. Yeats - "Easter 1916"