A NEW CD honoring the men and women who fought in the War of Independence has been released at St Peter’s Vision Center in Cork City.
Entitled ‘Cork 1920: A City In Flames’, the CD was designed by John O’Leary as part of the Cork City Library Project and the City Council’s 1920 commemorations.
It includes a performance of The Boy From Pouladuff by Louise Kelleher, great-great-niece of volunteer Joe Murphy, who died on hunger strike in 1920.
Gifted songwriter John Murphy applied his talents to the project and brought it to life. The CD includes 10 original songs written by John and one by Tim O’Riordan and Cliff Wedgbury.
Great credit goes to the performers, whose commitment to the CD allowed them to record their songs and narratives during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Speakers at the launch included Deputy Mayor Cllr John Sheehan, Brian Geaney, Deputy CEO of City Council, City Librarian David O Brien and recently retired City Librarian Liam Ronayn.