Irish labour songs

Martin Whelan
singer and songwriter

    Martin Whelan, a Dublin fitter and trade union activist, has been writing, playing and singing around Ireland for many years.  He has now been professionally recorded for the first time, something long overdue.  

    His songs embody a search for meaning and a striving for justice, a strong sense of the role of the working class on the stage of history.  There is in his songs a longing towards the world, a burning towards the future, that is both individual and collective, that is haunting and deeply moving.

    His songs feature on a  CD  of  SONGS OF IRISH LABOUR  and in the Irish labour songs website  at DCU

    He is a director of Bread and Roses Productions.

    Producer: Helena Sheehan
    Sound engineers: Colin Patterson, Eoin Sweeney
    Banjo: Mick Lacey

    This website is designed by Helena Sheehan 

    E-mail to Martin Whelan:
    E-mail to Bread and Roses Productions:

Martin Whelan singing at launch of CD in Liberty Hall
The first of his songs presented here are:
These are mp2 sound files