MAT CALLAHAN performs Songs of Freedom from The James Connolly Songbook at the 17th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair

MAT CALLAHAN  performs Songs of Freedom from The James Connolly Songbook at the 17th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair

JAMES KELMAN  will introduce this event.

Friday 25 October 2013 at 8.15pm

Venue:
Out of the Blue Drill Hall
30-38 Dalmeny Street
Edinburgh
EH6 8RG
Scotland

Admission Free! Donations Welcome!

All Welcome!

“Until the movement is marked by the joyous, defiant singing of revolutionary songs, it lacks one of the most distinctive marks of a popular revolutionary movement...” James Connolly

Tonight’s performance by Mat Callahan  marks publication of Songs of Freedom: The James Connolly Songbook. This celebrates the life of the Scots-born Irish revolutionary socialist, put to death by the British government in 1916. Mat Callahan has compiled and edited the book, composed and produced the music to accompany it. He is founder of Komotion International; his band the Looters was the first into Nicaragua after the Sandinista Revolution. He is the author of three books Sex, Death & the Angry Young Man, Testimony, and The Trouble with Music.