The Irish Brigade…the Rebel Heart of Ireland

The Irish Brigade are Ireland’s leading Rebel Band. They come from Co Tyrone and started performing together in 1981. Since then they have brought their own distinctive style of Nationalist songs to a wide audience across Ireland and beyond.

Bands main page

They mix traditional Irish songs with modern material coming directly from the political situation in the north. Songs they’ve written themselves include The Sam Song, My Old Man’s A Provo, A Prisoners Anthem and the The Brixton Busters.

These are some of their songs.

Ballad of Bobby Sands

Bobby Sands died while staging a hunger strike in the Maze Prison in 1981 as a protest against the removal of Special Category Status for Republican prisoners. To the embarrassment of the British Government, he was elected as a MP while on strike.

The Irish Brigade’s first album, Roll of Honour, was a tribute to the 10 men who died while on hunger strike that year.

Only our Rivers Run Free

Written by Co Fermanagh songwriter Mickey MacConnell

Danny Boy

The traditional ballad with extra verse relating to Irish freedom.

The Streets of Gibraltar

The story of Republicans Mairead Farrell, Sean Savage and Dan McCann who were unarmed when they were shot by British soldiers on March 6 1988.

Bands main page

Did you know?

Irish attractions: Dare you take the nerve-wracking Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge Challenge. Don’t look down. It’s not for the fainthearted. Find out more.

Have you heard about…

Which Irish county has the sexiest accent? Irish people have their say. Find out more.

What about this…

Irish nationalist Michael Collins has been called the “greatest Irishman that ever lived” after masterminding military operations in the Irish War of Independence and helping negotiate the treaty with the British that brought the Irish Free State into being. Find out more.

Personalised framed prints

Illuminated Letters

Stunning Illuminated Letters based on the ancient Book of Kells

Copy Protected by Chetan's WP-Copyprotect.