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Colin Randall Cara Dillon: new interview (17) RE: Cara Dillon: new interview 10 Jan 09

I am as sceptical of Diane's analysis as I was of the late Maire Drumm's claim that the working class people of the Catholic Falls and the Protestants of the Shankill could settle the conflict over a pot of tea.

Interestingly, I remember one republican-minded singer producing a comparable argument when appropriating the song for his own use some years ago. Diane is as entitled to think of it as a "ridiculous simplification" as I am to thank Tommy Sands for telling a tragic story, with whatever licence had to be applied to the details of the two deaths, in such a powerfully moving way. And to Cara for her outstanding interpretation.

The remainder of my interview with Cara - just a very short Q&A with a couple of clips, one Cara/Sam/Paul Brady and the other Cara's sister Mary - has now been posted at Salut! Live

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