The Ghost of Roger Casement

2016, Michael Brunnock

The Ghost of Roger Casement

Contemporary Irish Folk/pop

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Album Tracks

  1. The Ghost of Roger Casement

About

This is the first single from the album of the same name .
Siggle release March 17 2016
Album release August 3rd 2016 .
Roger Casement died on August 3rd 1916 . Hanged for teason by the British Government
He was a humanitarian activist and Irish patriot .He was born in Dublin Ireland , worked as a consul to the British Empire .
He investigated and subsequently authored two major human rights reports , one referred to the Belgian Congo and the other from the Putamyo region in the Amazon , between Peru and columbia .
These reports garnered much attention at the time went on to have major effect on british public opinion,law making and prosecution. .
This song takes the lyric from the same titled poem of WB Yeats . It was written in 1936 .
Casements legacy is more poignant now on his one hundreth anniversary . A man of extraordinary empathy , who cared deeply about justice . A poet .
This song is the first release from an album whch will be relesed on August 3rd , His anniversay .
The album brings to live some of his poems and letters and letters to loved ones through musicĀ 

All recordings

The Landing The Landing Single, 2016, Michael Brunnock
Live in New York Live in New York CD, 2015, Michael Brunnock
Wounded Knee Wounded Knee Single, 2014, Araglin Records

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