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A Sense of Freedom


Download links and information about A Sense of Freedom by The Wolfe Tones. This album was released in 1987 and it belongs to World Music, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Celtic genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 50:12 minutes.

Artist: The Wolfe Tones
Release date: 1987
Genre: World Music, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Celtic
Tracks: 13
Duration: 50:12
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No. Title Length
1. Merman 4:18
2. Sergeant William Bailey 2:36
3. Farewell To Dublin 3:59
4. Admiral William Brown 4:38
5. Catalpa 3:33
6. Irish Eyes 4:31
7. Flower of Scotland 3:44
8. Michael Collins 3:59
9. Slainte Don A Baird (Health to the Bards)/Cailin O Chois TSiuire ME/Planxty McGuire 2:50
10. Galtee Mountain Boy 3:00
11. The Piper That Played Before Moses 3:00
12. Let the People Sing 2:50
13. Joe McDonnell 7:14



1987's A Sense of Freedom is perhaps the Wolfe Tones' most explicitly political album. Recorded at a period when friction between Irish Nationalists and Unionists over the fate of Northern Ireland was at the worst it had been in decades, A Sense of Freedom makes it explicit, in no uncertain terms, where the Wolfe Tones' sympathies lay. A concept album of sorts, A Sense of Freedom juxtaposes traditional ballads celebrating the old Republican heroes ("Michael Collins," "Galtee Mountain Boys") with new material written mostly by Derek Warfield and Brian Warfield; "Admiral William Brown" and "Joe McDonnell" are straightforward story songs using the recent history of IRA hunger strikes and pub bombings as a starting point. As a result, the songs are rawer and more pointed than one expects from most Celtic music, a style wrongly thought of as merely pretty by too many people. A Sense of Freedom is as political and passionate as any protest album from the '60s, both a document of its time and a timeless work of political outrage and sorrow.