I was sent this video earlier on promoting the Spectacle of Defiance and Hope protest this Saturday. This protest is a particularly interesting one, as it revolves around a broad alliance of community organisations from Dublin, including arts groups and the like, which gives the demo a great youthful and colourful atmosphere.
I was taken aback by the tune in the video, a great cover of Liam Weldon’s ‘Dark Horse On The Wind’. The late Liam Weldon has long been one of my favourite singers, and we’ve posted a feature on Liam (once described as being “As Dublin as the Easter Rising and as Irish as the Limerick Soviet that got clobbered.”) here in the past.
Liam’s original version of the track isn’t online, so I took it upon myself to rectify that. It’s words are as timely as ever, his voice as strong as the first time I heard it. Can anyone name the band covering the track in the Spectacle of Defiance ad?
Above:Liam Weldon- Dark Horse On The Wind.
All those who died for liberty have heard the eagle scream
All the ones who died for liberty have died but for a dream
Oh then rise, rise, rise, dark horse on the wind
For in no nation on earth more broken dreams you’ll find