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Traditional Concert Doolin, Co Clare, Rossport 5 Fundraiser.

category mayo | rights, freedoms and repression | news report author Friday August 19, 2005 14:55author by Niall Harnettauthor email clare at shelltosea dot com Report this post to the editors

A moment in time connecting 2 strong, vibrant, coastal, musical communities ... Doolin and Rossport.

Over EUR 3000.00 raised for the Rossport Five Fund as over 40 musicians, singers and dancers played to a packed audience for over four hours at The Russell Cultural Centre in Doolin, last night Thursday 18th August.

Thanks to concert organiser Mattie Shannon.
Thanks also to Mike Shanahan, Kevin Griffin, Shane McGowan, Michael Nagle, Ritchie Jones, Ritchie Nagle and Carol Weafer for sound and looking after things on the night.

Special thanks to all the musicians, singers and dancers. Rock on!.
Mick Flynn, Danny Burke, Ger Hoyne, Sonja O'Brien, Paul Stafford, Michel Bonamy, Davie Spillane, Peadar Reilly.
Mick Flynn, Danny Burke, Ger Hoyne, Sonja O'Brien, Paul Stafford, Michel Bonamy, Davie Spillane, Peadar Reilly.

Great music in the hall, crowd delighted, conversations in the lobby between locals, visitors and media, discussions about Shell and the Government, info flyers given out, 'Justice for the Rossport 5' t-shirts sold, invitations to and plans made for coming to the Rossport Solidarity Camp.

Once again it's down to the ordinary people of Ireland to show their support for the ShelltoSea campaign and to work on behalf of our citizens in their fight against our Government who persist in aiding and abetting a foreign private company in the criminalisation of innocent people trying to protect their families and communities from the predation of Shell, who's own record speaks for itself... environmental destruction and murder.

How were they ever let into this country?
Answer: Our government opened the door, did everything to make life easy for them and hard for those who are prepared to say NO to them.
Result: 5 men in jail and a community in crisis for the last 5 years.
Great job Bertie, Noel Dempsey, Frank Fahey, Ray Burke, Dermot Ahern and Michael McDowell minister for injustice. Proud of yourselves aren't ye. Yes, indeed ye are and that's the shame of it.

Vindicate the Rossport 5.

Related Link: http://www.shelltosea.com

Russell Cultural Centre Doolin
Russell Cultural Centre Doolin

The gang's all here!
The gang's all here!

Ritchie Jones looking after the door.
Ritchie Jones looking after the door.

Concert Organiser & Master of Ceremonies, Mattie Shannon.
Concert Organiser & Master of Ceremonies, Mattie Shannon.

author by Clare Shell to Seapublication date Fri Aug 19, 2005 15:11author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Raffle prizes at front of stage, made by Mattie.
Bog oak pieces, 5000 years old, collected and brought from Rossport mounted on Horse Chestnut to make beautiful prizes.

Nice work Mattie
Nice work Mattie

author by Clare Shell to Seapublication date Fri Aug 19, 2005 15:25author address author phone Report this post to the editors

More photos.

Great to see Michel Bonamy back in Doolin.
Great to see Michel Bonamy back in Doolin.

Paul Stafford, Michel, Davie Spillane & Peadar Reilly
Paul Stafford, Michel, Davie Spillane & Peadar Reilly

Ger Hoyne, Terry Bingham, Yvonne Casey, Kevin Griffin & Ian Lambe.
Ger Hoyne, Terry Bingham, Yvonne Casey, Kevin Griffin & Ian Lambe.

Sonja O'Brien, Bríd McCabe, Peadar & Paul.
Sonja O'Brien, Bríd McCabe, Peadar & Paul.

Jess and tess McGovern.
Jess and tess McGovern.

author by Clare Shell to Seapublication date Fri Aug 19, 2005 15:38author address author phone Report this post to the editors

More photos.

Peadar Reilly on flute.
Peadar Reilly on flute.

EYFA/Gluaiseacht Wintermeeting Host, Sonja O'Brien, The Boghill Centre.
EYFA/Gluaiseacht Wintermeeting Host, Sonja O'Brien, The Boghill Centre.

Pure Rhythm, The Master - Johnny Ringo Mc Donagh.
Pure Rhythm, The Master - Johnny Ringo Mc Donagh.

More natural rhythm and music, on his own guitar, handmade by himself, Ian Lambe.
More natural rhythm and music, on his own guitar, handmade by himself, Ian Lambe.

Singer and Sean-Nós Dancer Paddy Neylon
Singer and Sean-Nós Dancer Paddy Neylon

author by Clare Shell to Seapublication date Fri Aug 19, 2005 15:50author address author phone Report this post to the editors

... photos

Tom.  "Wrap the starry plough around me, let the piper's air resound me, there I'll lie until the Lord of Love I'll meet".
Tom. "Wrap the starry plough around me, let the piper's air resound me, there I'll lie until the Lord of Love I'll meet".

Danny singing 'Innocent Prisoner', written by him especially for the occasion.
Danny singing 'Innocent Prisoner', written by him especially for the occasion.

The big bird Michael Crowe with Tony O'Loughlin, Frankie Mc Namara and Dave Shapiro.
The big bird Michael Crowe with Tony O'Loughlin, Frankie Mc Namara and Dave Shapiro.

And the crowd called out for...
And the crowd called out for...

... more
... more

author by Clare Shell to Seapublication date Fri Aug 19, 2005 16:04author address author phone Report this post to the editors

... photos

Niall Harnett talking about The Rossport Five, The Shell to Sea campaign & The Rossport Solidarity Camp.
Niall Harnett talking about The Rossport Five, The Shell to Sea campaign & The Rossport Solidarity Camp.

Carol, "Last of the t-shirts now, 5 for 50!"
Carol, "Last of the t-shirts now, 5 for 50!"

Micho, Gussie & Pakie Russell, R.I.P, who charmed the world and brought them all to Doolin.
Micho, Gussie & Pakie Russell, R.I.P, who charmed the world and brought them all to Doolin.

CD prizes, what to pick?...
CD prizes, what to pick?...

... Roisín knows what she wants, as do we all... Shell to Sea and the vindication of The Rossport 5.
... Roisín knows what she wants, as do we all... Shell to Sea and the vindication of The Rossport 5.

author by 1 of Dublin Shell to Seapublication date Sat Aug 20, 2005 18:41author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Looks savage---well done to all involved over there,the resistance goes on!

author by dunkpublication date Mon Aug 22, 2005 10:56author address author phone Report this post to the editors

if its justice you want.......

no doubt theyd all be supporting the rossport 5
and music can and does change the world:
the berlin love parade

in cold war 80`s berlin people protested, they were ANTI this, anti that but then in 1989, 150 people in berlin had a demonstration FOR tolerance, respect and communication between nations. not only that but they decided to be creative and they turned it into a little free techno party on the streets. 10 years later and there was 1.5million people dancing on the streets of berlin,

http://easa.antville.org/stories/935634/

remember carnsore
http://www.indymedia.ie/newswire.php?story_id=71539&condense_comments=false#comment118646

music does change the world
music does change the world

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