Liverpool Irish Patriots
Republican Flute Band
|At the heart of Liverpool's Irish Community
|AIMS OF THE BAND
Our band has 2 main aims:-
1. To support the campaign for the peaceful reunification of Ireland
2. To promote and celebrate the culture and identity of the Liverpool Irish community. We will work to support these
aims through parades, events and other activities both on Merseyside and throughout Ireland, Scotland, Wales &
Membership of the Liverpool Irish Patriots RFB is open to anyone who shares our beliefs, passions and aspirations. If
you are willing to learn an instrument or contribute in any way to the Band, get in touch!
We support the ongoing campaign for Irish unity and the establishment of a democratic 32 county socialist republic.
We support the political campaigning work of Cairde na hEireann and the James Larkin Society.
We support the cause of political independence for Scotland and Wales. We are not anti-English. However, we totally
reject the false construct of “Britishness”. For us the Union flag is a butcher’s apron representing centuries of colonial
rule and exploitation. We extend the hand of friendship to the many progressive groups and individuals in England who
also reject the dead hand of a crumbling “Britishness”.
We extend our solidarity to all peoples and communities resisting colonialism, imperialism and exploitation. In particular
we express our support for the cause of Basque and Palestinian freedom and independence.
We reject all forms of racism, bigotry and sectarianism. We are not a ‘green’ version of loyalism and the Orange Order.
We are Socialist Republicans and as such, we extend the hand of friendship and respect to all communities and cultural
groups and we look forward to building a shared future based on mutual respect and support.
SCOUSE IRISH AND PROUD
We are the Liverpool Irish. Our Irishness is as valid and real as that of the residents of Limerick , Lurgan or Leitrim. We
are the children of the Irish diaspora. We reject any notion of Irish communities abroad being dismissed as “plastic
Irish people have made a huge contribution to shaping the identity of the city of Liverpool. This has manifested itself in
many ways – from shaping the unique Scouse accent, to the city’s proud history of trade union militancy, to giving the
world Lennon and McCartney. We are indeed Scouse, Irish and Proud