Thursday, 12 January 2012
Frances Black and Martin McGuinness
Exactly ten years before that, in October 2001, she supported the campaign for the three IRA men arrested in Colombia. She also sang at the Hunger Strike 25th anniversary rally in Casement Park in Belfast in August 2006.
Of course she is not the only prominent figure in the field of Irish music to be associated with republican politics but it is interesting to consider the way in which a number of prominent public figures from entertainment and sport are quite relaxed and even enthusiastic about identifying with Irish republicanism.
They obviously feel that it will not damage their careers and there is no evidence that it does damage their careers, although their commitment to the republican cause may be such that they would do it it anyway.
Posted by Nelson McCausland MLA at 08:52