The Indignant Muse – Episode 5 – Recruitment


History comes alive through the songs and poems of Ireland’s modern revolutionary period (1887- 1926) 

The Indignant Muse is a ten part radio series adapted from the landmark book of the same name published by Lilliput Press. Join Terry Moylan as he brings listeners on a journey through an alternative musical history, pockmarked by battle and rebellion. This Near FM produced radio series follows the same chronological order as the book as we select some of the best song and verse from each period. Joining Terry are An Góilín singers adding colourful and authentic interpretations of the songs and poems featured.

Episode 5 – Recruitment

To Any Unbought Irishman – Máire Ní Chróinín

Anti-Recruiting Song – Máire Nic Chróinín

The Recruiting Sergeant – The Black Brothers

A Recruiting come-all-ye – Daoiri Farrell

Join the British Army – Antaine Ó Faracháin

The Ballad of Sinn Feiners – Terry Moylan

John Bull’s Appeal – Terry Moylan

Pals’ Batallion – Dorothee Meyer Holtkamp


Producer/Editor – Paul Loughran

Presenter/Interviewer/Researcher – Terry Moylan

Theme music – The Four Star Trio

Series Singers/reciters – Manus O’Riordan, Daoiri Farrell, Sean Ó hEarcáin, Barry Gleeson, Jerry O’Reilly, Eoiní Maidhcí Ó Súilleabháin, Fergus Russell, Máire Níc Chróinín, Antaine Ó Faracháin, Ronnie Drew, Terry Moylan, Helen Diamond, Ulick O’Connor, Frank Harte, Luke Cheevers, Dominic Behan, Clancy Brothers, Ciaran Murray, The Dubliners, Brendan Behan, Liam Weldon, Damien Dempsey, Jimmy Crowley, Irene Martin, Michael Halliwell and David Miller, The Black Brothers, Dorothee Meyer Holtkamp, Paul Robeson, Sean Dunphy, Dick Hogan, Tom Lenihan, Niall Tóibín, Tim Dennehy

The Indignant Muse is supported by the Broadcasting authority of Ireland Sound and Vision scheme with the television licence fee.