Press Release

Concert celebrating singer, playwright and author Dominic Behan in Liberty Hall

Date Released: 20 November 2019

The work of singer, playwright and author Dominic Behan will be remembered in a concert featuring singers, historians, and friends of the late artist in Liberty Hall Theatre on Saturday, 30th November at 7.30 p.m.

Among those performing at the concert are singers Phéilim Drew and Deirdre Hunt, historians Donal Fallon and Terry Fagan will also discuss the cultural importance of Dominic’s work.

SIPTU Dublin District Council member, Bernie Casey, said: “Dominic is perhaps best known as the songwriter behind ‘The Patriot Game’ and ‘Come Out Ye Black and Tans’, but the legacy which he left to working class literature, song and theatre goes far beyond those songs.

“The concert will mark thirty years since Dominic’s passing in 1989. It will cover the many periods of his life and work; the early years in Dublin, activism in Glasgow, writing work in London and his lifelong involvement with Irish folk music and the labour and republican movements.”

The concert is being hosted by the SIPTU Dublin District Council in association with Macdara Yeates Presents and Come Here to Me.

A new edition of Dominic Behan’s autobiography ‘Teems of Times and Happy Returns’, will also be launched on the night. The edition will include a series of original illustrations. The book is long out-of-print but represents one of the finest contributions to the canon of Dublin autobiographies.

Tickets are €10 and are available at https://www.facebook.com/events/766865047107905/


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