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Review by Ellie Price

What is so special about Raymond Daly & Derek Warfield’s book, is the way it interweaves the history of Celtic and Ireland, with the lyrics and poetry of their songs. Celtic has always been much more than just a football…

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Review by Paddy

Book was a great read, brought back memories when I use to travel to games on the bus. The songs and stories,were very informative, and I also learned a lot from the book. Its a must get and must keep…

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Review by John Howells

Just an excellent read, full of detail of how the history of Ireland gave birth to songs that remain today. The detail that is gone into is immense and the pictures help relate to the people/events involved. Anyone who is…

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Review by Danny McNulty

The momentous contents of this book should be read by all people who care about Celtic and their uniqueness. This book explores the links his great institution has to Ireland that is impossible to escape from. Raymond Daly’s research is…

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Review by TAL Fanzine

This is part one of a two part review included in issue 44 of TAL Fanzine. The first part is more of an overview which also compares and contrasts the approach of Celtic & Ireland… with that of the Celtic…

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Review by Jonathon Cowlan

Ten years in the making and well worth the wait. A fascinating mix of history, song and football cleverly linked together. Raymond Daly and Derek Warfield are to be congratulated on a book which is difficult to put down and…

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Review by Keith Young

Celtic’s very name was chosen wisely by Brother Walfrid, to give both Irish and Scottish identity forming an everlasting Celtic Family across the Irish Sea. For all families there is a sense of pride and tradition, particularly for Irish communities…

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Review by David Lizotte

I’ve heard it said that if one really wants to know what happened in history, don’t go to the history books or newspapers. Go instead, to the music and poetry of the time. That’s where you’ll find the heart and…

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Review by John Larkin

When I recieved the book, I was staggered at the volume of content in it. So much so that I began flicking through it immediately. I couldn’t put it down. There is a uniqueness to Celtic which this book captures…

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Review by Dr. John R. Walker

In recent years there has been a debate about the appropriateness or otherwise of certain songs sung by Celtic supporters, both at Parkhead and at away grounds in Scotland and Europe. BBC’s infamous 2005 Panorama programme on the problems of…

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