Sive and Christy Moore take the stage at Dublin Connolly Festival

Left to right: Gearóid Ó Machail, Sive, Eoin Mc,Donnell, Christy Moore ,Mick Healy and James Durney

by Mick Healy

The James Connolly Festival 2018 at the New Theatre in Temple Bar (Dublin) gave over Saturday night, May 12, to FIBI to commemorate the Irish who fought with the International Brigade in the Spanish Civil War and, in particular, Kildare socialist-republican Frank Conroy.

Kildare historian James Durney gave a short talk on the life of Conroy who died in Spain in December 1936.

Sive, the headline entertainment of the evening, performed an amazing acoustic set from her album, The Roaring Girl.

Then a man who needed no introduction, Kildare’s own Christy Moore, gave a surprise performance.  He was a guest at the concert, but much to our delight took to the stage and performed four songs including “Viva La Quince Brigada” and “Lily”, about his home town of Newbridge.

The night before the event Christy, who had just finished a UK tour, rang to say he would like to pay his own tribute to Frank Conroy.

Sive at the Connolly Festival:

Christy Moore at Connolly Festival:

 

Posted on May 19, 2018, in 21st century republicanism and socialism, James Connolly, Public events - Ireland, Revolutionary figures. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. James Durney’s talk on the life of Frank Conroy who died in Spain in December 1936.

  2. irishrepublicanmarxisthistoryproject

    Philip here are all the names in the photograph.Gearóid Ó Machail, Sive, Eoin Mc,Donnell, Christy Moore ,Mick Healy and James Durney.

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