Bobby Sands

Edinburgh-based singer songwriter David Heavenor has written a song about Bobby Sands on his new CD. Heavenor says: “Sometimes ideas and subjects for songs seem to come from nowhere. I’d always had this idea about ‘Bobby in the Wire, Bobby in the War’ and it turned into a song about the Irish Republican Bobby Sands who died after a hunger strike lasting sixty six days in 1981 in the Maze prison. I finished it after hearing a story on The Moral Maze on Radio 4 about a loyalist who had given up his campaign after being affected by the sacrificial manner of his death.”

Listen to the song here.

For more information on David Heavenor click on his website here.