Connachta

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I exist partly because of Irish immigration through the cities of Liverpool, Manchester and Glasgow. We are all immigrants, so should embrace new arrivals to our countries.

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CONNACHTA

How many scuttlers, thieves and scallywags
From the pestilence and poverty of the Angel of Death
How many O’Connors lie asleep beneath the Flags
How many survived ‘this hell on earth’?

From the Hundred Battles
And the monastery of Cong
To the scattering of a people
Whose spirit stayed strong

Who would dare to contradict the King of Scotty Road
As he reigned over ‘the real capital of Ireland’?
From the million dead, on the hills and in the fields
To the million survivors of An Gorta Mór

From the Hundred Battles
And the monastery of Cong
To the scattering of a people
Whose spirit stayed strong

And north from the causeway of the land of Giants
They endured the ugly journey by Rathlin Isle
From the crest of a wave and the turbulent straits
To the ‘Dear Green Place’ along the banks of the Clyde

From the Hundred Battles
And the monastery of Cong
To the scattering of a people
Whose spirit stayed strong

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from Inheritance, released October 18, 2019
John Reed: vocals, acoustic guitar
Ali Karim Esmaail: production

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John Reed Manchester, UK

John is a Blackpool born singer-songwriter from Greater Manchester whose songs cover themes of social injustice, environment, politics, and life.

That said, John's latest album #Inheritance is about #Ancestry #Family #Love #Environment and #Peace

Working in collaboration with other musicians and backing band The Folded Arms, John delivers powerful and thought provoking live shows.
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