Before the Hudson and the Liffey


Before the Hudson and the Liffey, 20 août 2016 11:00, The Hub – Edinburgh’s Festival Centre

James Connolly in Edinburgh and Leith

James Connolly was one of the leaders of the Irish Provisional Government that proclaimed Irish independence from British rule at the 1916 Easter Rising. His controversial execution by the British authorities made him a national martyr – one of the key historical figures in the struggle for Irish independence.

It’s less well known that James Connolly was an Edinburgh man. This special event brings together actors, musicians and commentators for reflections on his life and achievements through music, poetry, readings and discussion. It focuses on the making of an internationally renowned fighter for social justice and national liberation.

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