Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe



User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
Shaneo Songs illegal to sing in Ireland (131* d) RE: Songs illegal to sing in Ireland 01 Oct 07


The song 'Admiral William Brown' by The Wolfe Tones was banned in Ireland.
The song was released in 1981 while the British army were going off to reclaim the Malvina's/Falklands after Argentina took them back
The song slagged off the British and was banned by the Irish government which at the time controlled the national airwaves.

When the music charts were being counted down and the d.j. got to the No.1 song he [Larry Gogan RTE]would say, and for the eight week at No1 it's The Wolfe Tones with Admiral William Brown and mutter some words like, we cant play the song because of section 23 of the broadcasting act, blaa, blaaa,

Paddy McGuigan of The Barleycorn was interned on The Maidstone Prison Ship just for writing Irish songs, while interned there he wrote The Men Behind The Wire, which was banned but when released went straight to No1 in the Irish charts.
They are just 2 examples of Irish songs that were banned


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.
   * Click on the linked number with * to view the thread split into pages (click "d" for chronologically descending).

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.