The Genius Of Luke Kelly

Luke Kelly died on this day 1984. Below is the poignant last minutes of a documentary about his life and some clips of the man himself. I would not normally put so many clips in one piece but Luke Kelly is special. How Ireland could do with his powerful, radical voice speaking the truth to power at the moment.

For What Died the Sons of Róisín, was it greed?
For What Died the Sons of Róisín, was it greed?
Was it greed that drove Wolfe Tone to a paupers death in a cell of cold wet stone?
Will German, French or Dutch inscribe the epitaph of Emmet?
When we have sold enough of Ireland to be but strangers in it.
For What Died the Sons of Róisín, was it greed?

Genius!

The Town I Loved So Well with a particularly relevant video today of all days.

Luke covering the Hamish Henderson masterpiece Freedom Come All Ye

Patrick Kavanagh’s poem Raglan Road

Joe Hill

Foggy Dew

Christy Moore’s tribute

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