Fianna Fáil Releases Pop Record

EXHIBITION : RTÉ COVERAGE OF GENERAL ELECTIONS

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On 'Election '77 Special', Eoin Ryan, director of elections for Fianna Fáil, explains his hopes that the song would get young people interested in the election. Richie Ryan and Seamus Scally, the directors of elections for Fine Gael and Labour, are not impressed with Fianna Fáil's attempts to get into the charts.

  • Title
    General Election 1977
  • 1st Broadcast
    07/06/1977
  • Contributor
    John Bowman (Presenter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:05:40
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Series title
    Election '77 Special
  • Clip title
    Fianna Fáil Releases Pop Record
  • Extended description

    "We're more than just statistics in black official ink. We've got our pride and feelings, they are stronger than you think. We need the kind of country where we can make our way. That's why I am voting for a change on this election day." So went the song, "Your Kind Of Country" sung by Colm C.T. Wilkinson and released by Fianna Fáil in 1977.

     

    On 'Election '77 Special', Eoin Ryan, director of elections for Fianna Fáil, explains his hopes that the song would get young people interested in the election. Richie Ryan and Seamus Scally, the directors of elections for Fine Gael and Labour, are not impressed with Fianna Fáil's attempts to get into the charts.

  • Information

    The photograph accompanying this clip shows singer Colm Wilkinson during the recording of the RTÉ Television programme 'Hunky Dory' in in April 1980.

    The photographer was John Rowe. © RTÉ Stills Library 2287/065

     

  • Local keywords
    Politics, Elections, Eoin Ryan, Richie Ryan, Colm C.T. Wilkinson, Seamus Scally, Fianna Fail, Fine Gael, Debates
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Dublin
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1977
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    AA5939
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    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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