singer and songwriter
Martin Whelan, a Dublin fitter and trade union activist, has been writing, playing and singing around Ireland for many years. He has now been professionally recorded for the first time, something long overdue.
His songs embody a search for meaning and a striving for justice, a strong sense of the role of the working class on the stage of history. There is in his songs a longing towards the world, a burning towards the future, that is both individual and collective, that is haunting and deeply moving.
His songs feature on a CD of SONGS OF IRISH LABOUR and in the Irish labour songs website at DCU. He is a director of Bread and Roses Productions.
Martin Whelan, Singer and Songwriter