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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: October 31, 2010 @ 2:37 pm

    Desert Island TDs

    Deaglán de Bréadún

    David Cameron and Nick Clegg were both on the BBC radio programme Desert Island Discs recently, playing their musical choices for a Robinson Crusoe scenario. For more information click here

    In the current climate I have a feeling a lot of people in Ireland would love to maroon some of our leaders such as Brian Cowen, Brian Lenihan, and maybe even some Opposition types as well, on a desert island. So what musical entertainment should they be allowed have, I wonder?

    In Brian Cowen’s case, one suspects there would be some traditional music from the Midlands and maybe a recording of his own rendition of  “Ber Cowen Was a TD, Me Boys, Ber Cowen Was a TD”, the song about his late father.

    Lenihan with his Trinners and Cambridge background might go for a smidgeon of classical music. Enda would doubtless want “Moonlight on Mayo” (have I got that right?) and Eamon Gilmore might care for “The Red Flag” if it didn’t scare off Dun Laoghaire voters.

    Then of course there’s Gerry and Martin and Peter Robinson Up North, not forgetting the Rev Ian.

    • Incidentally, Tony Blair’s choices were: Cancel Today by Ezio, Clair de Lune by Debussy, In My Life by The Beatles, 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) by Bruce Springsteen, Adagio for Strings, op 11, by Samuel Barber, Cross Road Blues by Robert Johnson, Wishing Well by Free and Recuerdos de la Alhambra by Francisco Tarrega and performed by John Williams.

    • robespierre says:

      From what I recall during the last election, Enda really had his pulse on the zeitgeist by launching into “Oh What a Beautiful Morning” from a 1950s musical with Frankie Feighan and a mortified Denis Naughten in Roscommon

    • cockneyrebel says:

      Desert Island Dix
      Mary Harney…’Paint it Black’…a schade/nfreude (!) by Grimmel…
      She’s a barb.ie grrrl in her barb.ie world..life in plastic it’s fantastic…!

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