- Artistic reactions to the 1981 Irish hunger strike
1 March 1976and the 3 October 1981 Irish Republicanprisoners in HM Prison Maze carried out a variety of protests against the withdrawal of Special Category Statusfor prisoners convicted of proscribed "terrorism" offences. These protests culminated in the 1981 Irish hunger strikein which ten prisoners died.
This article lists the various artistic responses to these protests. They are grouped by the event/person that they relate to.
Removal of Special Category Status
* "On the Blanket"
* "Ninety Miles from Dublin" -
The H-block Song" - Francie Brolly
The 1981 Hunger Strike (general songs)
* "The Roll of Honour" - Gerry O'Glacain (The Irish Brigade)
* "The Ghosts of Long Kesh" -
* "Death Before Revenge" -
* "O'Hara, Hughes McCreesh and Sands"
* "Ten Brave Men"
Songs about particular Hunger Strikers
The People's Own MP" - Christy Moore
* "Song For Marcella" - Bik McFarlane
* "10 Years On" -
* "Bobby Sands" - [http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soldat_Louis Soldat Louis] (French group)
* "Bobby Sands" -
* "Inspiration" - Easterhouse
* "Sands" - 286
* "Bobby Sands MP" -
* "Bobby Untitled" -
Nicky Wireof the Manic Street Preacherson his solo album "I Killed The Zeitgeist"
* "It's gonna happen" [ [http://theundertones.net/ar_3.htm | The Undertones: A Look Back - May 1, 2001 - Ralph Heibutzki | Unofficial website of The Undertones | TheUndertones.net | ] ] -
* "The Sign" -
* "Air for Bobby Sands and the Huger Stikers" [sic] -
* "Hughes Lives On"
* "The Boy from Tamlaghtduff" -
* " the most wanted man in the north"
* "The Time Has Come" - Christy Moore
* "Ray McCreesh"
* "Father's Blessing"
* "The Ballad of Joe McDonnell" -
The Wolfe Tones
* "Martin Hurson" - Gerry O'Glacain
Kevin Lynch" - The Irish Brigade
* "Kieran's Song" - Gerry O'Glacain
Farewell to Bellaghy" - Gerry O'Glacain
* "The Ultimate Sacrifice" - Saoirse
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