Rick Kane + 1916 Easter Uprising = Stereo Story

On a recent visit to Belfast Rick Kane wrestled with his heritage and the Irish Troubles. Then, in a lttle bar called Fibber Magee’s, he heard a song that ‘married the personal to the political, the blood of resistance to the marrow of love’.

What should have been a lovely trip to a brand new city threatened to be overwhelmed by an ever present internalised socio-political debate. Everywhere I visited seemed to throw up a new reference to wrestle. Belfast is a delightful city with so much to admire (it’s home to the Titanic AND Van the Man for goodness sakes) but the Irish problem weighed my thoughts down.

Pour youself a Guinness and visit our partner site Stereo Stories.

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