Music Is The Weapon

A detailed look at how music and politics interlinked in Ireland from around 1798. Interviews with Terry Moylan author of ‘The Age of Revolution,  1798-1816’ and Tom Stokes, journalist, author of ‘The Transmogrification of Ideals to Ideology, Republicanism 1798-1916’.

Interviews with Captain Moonlight, Sandra McShane, Jinx Lennon and Tommy KD about political song writing  and a tour of the Cork Academy of Music which provides music education to those who mightn’t be able to access it otherwise.
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Finally, talked to Yassir Younes and Alli Said about how music helped them when they arrived here and whether music can be a force for change. Featuring ‘Oppression’, a first-hand account of living in Direct Provision.

‘Music is the weapon of the givers of life. It must be well used for the gift of humanity.’ – Fela Kuti

First broadcast on UCC98.3FM, 26th November 2015.

Funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the television license fee.


 

 

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