Zebra3 Registered User
#76

Teyla Emmagan said:


So there is no link, but now this no mark band is getting publicity.

Convenient.

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The Israeli Registered User
#77

bah, a shame.
I was planning on buying a ticket.

Morlar Closed Account
#78

The Israeli said:
bah, a shame.
I was planning on buying a ticket.


Take Jedward as a consolation, on the condition that you keep them.

Teyla Emmagan Registered User
#79

Zebra3 said:
So there is no link, but now this no mark band is getting publicity.

Convenient.


Ah, come on.

The Israeli Registered User
#80

Morlar said:
Take Jedward as a consolation, on the condition that you keep them.


Well, I have no idea who they are, but I don't mind seeing Riverdance, or LOTD again when they come, though they are a bit expensive.

Morlar Closed Account
#81

The Israeli said:
Well, I have no idea who they are,


Google is your friend

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sock puppet Registered User
#82

wes said:
There was a social media campaign against them, which is bad publicity, and they claimed due to this campaign they decided to cancel there concert.


So the answer to my question is nowhere?

The Israeli Registered User
#83

Morlar said:
Google is your friend


Not exactly my type heh.. I prefer something a bit more "Irish traditional".

Battered Mars Bar Closed Account
#84

Bin laden was delighted with the Irish Palestine solidarity, I don't recall myself saying that I supported Palestine but there ya go.

Richard Hillman Registered User
#85

Richard Hillman said:
These people are anti-democracy and anti freedom of choice. Most of them belong to socialist and IRA supporting groups



explain how they are anti democracy and the Israeli occupation of Palestine isn't


I don't respond to whataboutery. Judge every single scenario individualy.

Toby Take a Bow Closed Account
#86

Teyla Emmagan said:
Dervish (whoever they are) should have gone ahead and travelled to Israel. Letting yourself be pushed around by people who employ these sort of tactics can never be a good thing. Disgusting behaviour.


Aye. It's like in the 80s and how the ANC tried to bully Paul Simon when he was trying to record Graceland. The important thing is not that the ANC viewed Simon's breaking of the boycott as incredibly damaging to their movement, but that Paul Simon managed to record a critically acclaimed album which made a lot of money, while damaging future prospects for the people who were opressed.

Teyla Emmagan said:


We'll just take their word on this, then? Seems like Dervish might be taking a leaf from Paul Simon's book.

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Teyla Emmagan Registered User
#87

Toby Take a Bow said:
Aye. It's like in the 80s and how the ANC tried to bully Paul Simon when he was trying to record Graceland. The important thing is not that the ANC viewed Simon's breaking of the boycott as incredibly damaging to their movement, but that Paul Simon managed to record a critically acclaimed album which made a lot of money, while damaging future prospects for the people who were opressed.

We'll just take their word on this, then? Seems like Dervish might be taking a leaf from Paul Simon's book.


Well I didn't extensively research the alleged abuse myself, but I presume that whoever wrote the article about them in the Irish Times, and in today's Sindo and in several other places did. Perhaps naive, but I don't see anywhere else online except for this thread that suggests we are all having the wool pulled over our eyes by a bunch of self promoting traditional music marketeers.

galwayrush Registered User
#88

Battered Mars Bar said:
Bin laden was delighted with the Irish Palestine solidarity, I don't recall myself saying that I supported Palestine but there ya go.


Nice bedfellows indeed...

Joko Closed Account
#89

From the OP article:

Among those who wrote on the band’s website was Dr Raymond Deane, the founder of the boycott campaign, who warned the band that it would have “lost all credibility” if it had played in Israel.



This is the wanker who had his **** "music" on the leaving cert music course:

Toby Take a Bow Closed Account
#90

Teyla Emmagan said:
Well I didn't extensively research the alleged abuse myself, but I presume that whoever wrote the article about them in the Irish Times, and in today's Sindo and in several other places did. Perhaps naive, but I don't see anywhere else online except for this thread that suggests we are all having the wool pulled over our eyes by a bunch of self promoting traditional music marketeers.


A quick glance over their Facebook page and the only negative comments seem to be directed specifically at their announcement that they're pulling out. Unless they deleted the original comments. Any other comments are generally positive. Mention of Israel and the status 'likes' and 'comments' increase by some 300% on other non-Israeli related updates.

Regardless of whether this is true or not (like I say, it was only a cursory glance) it's always good to be cynical. Especially when it comes to the type of journalism that the IT regularly pedal.

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