A moment in history - 'In Troubled Times' released to coincide with 50th Anniversary of Derry Peace March

In Troubled Times” is a compilation album released in April 2018 on the Touch of Blarney music label. The album was released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Derry Peace March which will occur later this year. It was an event igniting a struggle for civil rights and religious freedom which cost the lives of over 4,000 people and maimed and injured 10,000 more, now known as “the troubles.”

With some of Chicago’s finest artists brilliantly performing some of the most beautiful and moving songs that were the product of the troubled and rebellious Irish historical experience, the lyricists of the songs on the album, like the bards of Medieval Times, have chronicled their moment of history. It is the traditional folk music of a people whose spirit bruised but unbroken has been etched on the Irish character.  

This is the final track from the album called 'Mother To Me', featuring Gavin Coyle.

“In Troubled Times” takes one on a journey through time from the Uprising of 1798 with a unique version of “Wearing of the Green”’, with the music of the turbulent 19th century, the commemorations of the formation of the Irish Republic, and with the on-going struggle of the Irish people for equality. From the bloody streets of “Free Derry” to that” Dirty Old Town,” Belfast through the satire of Tommy Makem and the poetry of Phil Coulter to the folk-rock of John Lennon and the solemn reflection of Mickey MacConnell and with a bit of old-fashioned Irish good humor and a comforting lullaby you will find yourself, In Troubled Times.  

The album is now available and can be purchased from www.touchofblarney.com and can be downloaded from Bandcamp.

If you are an Irish radio broadcaster and are a member of our Download Centre here on Tradconnect you can download it for free. Contact us for details.

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