1. Under Pressure

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    from Eamon de Staic / Added

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    A short documentary made in 2007 about Irish farmer Willie Corduff and his wife Mary who have been fighting against the construction of a gas processing plant and high pressure production pipeline in their rural community. The protests against the consortium led by Royal Dutch Shell who want to exploit the gas, have led to jailings and clashes between police and protestors. Corduff himself was jailed for 3 months along with four of his neighbours in 2005. This film examines the conflict through the eyes of Willie and Mary.

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    • Bean Pháidín (Paddy's wife) or ' I wanna be Paddys Girl '

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      from Mike O'Laughlin / Added

      We hear a young girl singing of her love, Paddy, and following him into Ballinaboy and Clifden in County Galway. She secretly peeks into the windows hoping to get a glance of Paddy's wife (for it is her bitter sorrow, that she is not the wife of Paddy ! ) At the Irish Roots Cafe we refer to this song as " I wanna be Paddy's Girl ' ! . She deserves to be the one to come back in the boat with Paddy, and she's worn out the soles and heels of her shoes, in the stalking of Paddy, (and perhaps it would be ok if his current loved tripped and broke her leg) ! A traditional Irish, 'old style', sean Nós song. The version sung here is by Mike O'Laughlin at the Irish Roots Cafe. As recorded by Irishroots.com in preparation for his upcoming 2nd album, scheduled for release December 2013. More on his web page at www.Irishroots.com, also available at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/michaelcolaughlin

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