The remains of Ned Kelly, Australia’s famed bushranger, robber and rogue, were identified this last month outside of the old Pentridge Prison’s mass graveyard. This hour we’ll hear ballads and other songs dedicated to the memory of the Kelly gang. The content’s been digested in so many ways: from Robin Hood to an illegitimately expropriated population of Scottish & Irish “criminals”; to murderer and bully. Ned Kelly is remembered for his imagination as a robber, including the building of bullet-proof armor in the fashion of a medieval knight. Enjoy.
Available at www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw until 3AM 9/9/11