A Different Song, by Jim Rainey (story details) Deposited

Story Title: A Different Song

Collection: Up Standing - Stories of courage from Northern Ireland (collection)
Organisation: Corrymeela Community, The (organisation)

One of 16 personal accounts that were published in the book: 'Up Standing: Stories of courage from Northern Ireland'. (2013)

"In this story Jim talks about his voluntary efforts to end sectarian chants and songs during Northern Ireland football matches at Windsor Park, Belfast. Jim’s work began in the late 1990s and was part of the Irish Football Association’s ‘Football for All’ project. Jim describes the Northern Ireland context from the 1970s onwards from his point of view and the impact that it had on fans at international matches." (Up Standing: Educators Guide, p.8)

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Title
A Different Song, by Jim Rainey (story details)
Description
One of 16 personal accounts that were published in the book: 'Up Standing: Stories of courage from Northern Ireland'. (2013)
Creator
The Corrymeela Community in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves.
Subject
Personal account
Publisher
The Corrymeela Press
Date
2013
Format
Text; Chapter in Book.
Language
English
CAIN Key Issue: Sport and Leisure
Story Title
A Different Song
Story Available
Yes
Story Format
Text
Story Source
'A Different Song', chapter, in, Pettis, Sean. (ed.) (2013). Up Standing: Stories of Courage from Northern Ireland. Belfast: The Corrymeela Press.
Also available at:
http://www.storiesofcourage.net/
Interviewee Surname
Rainey
Interviewee Forename(s)
Jim
Interviewee Gender
Male
Religion
Protestant
Birth Country
Northern Ireland
Previous Address
Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Status
Civilian
Story Abstract
"In this story Jim talks about his voluntary efforts to end sectarian chants and songs during Northern Ireland football matches at Windsor Park, Belfast. Jim’s work began in the late 1990s and was part of the Irish Football Association’s ‘Football for All’ project. Jim describes the Northern Ireland context from the 1970s onwards from his point of view and the impact that it had on fans at international matches." (Up Standing: Educators Guide, p.8)
Themes/Topics Mentioned
Sectarianism in Sport; Soccer; Football; Northern Ireland Football Team
Dates Mentioned
1990s
Places Mentioned
Windsor :Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Organisations Mentioned
Irish Football Association; Football For All project;

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Title
Up Standing - Stories of courage from Northern Ireland (collection)
Description
A collection of 16 personal stories, published in book format and DVD, related to the Northern Ireland conflict.
Creator
The Corrymeela Community in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves.
Subject
"‘UP Standing - Stories of courage from Northern Ireland’ features diverse accounts from people who stood up to violence, discrimination or prejudice in Northern Ireland. It provides a window into often untold stories of courage that individuals have shown in the context of a divided and often violent society." (Up Standing; 2013; back cover)
Publisher
The Corrymeela Community
Date
1 May 2013
Relation
Pettis, Sean. (ed.) (2013). Up Standing: Stories of Courage from Northern Ireland. 36. Belfast: The Corrymeela Press.
Format
Document
Language
English
Coverage
Northern Ireland | 1968-2013
Stories Collected
16
Stories Deposited
9

Organisation InformationShowHide

Title
Corrymeela Community, The (organisation)
Description
"Corrymeela's mission is: embracing difference, healing division and enabling reconciliation. Our vision is of a peaceful and sustainable society based on social justice, positive relationships and respect for diversity. The Corrymeela Community strives to embody these values in every aspect of our lives."
Corrymeela Web Site. (2014).
Creator
Catalogue entry created by Accounts of the Conflict based on The Corrymeela Community website.
Subject
Details of organisation which managed project(s) to compile a collection of accounts / stories of the conflict.
Date
2014
Date Formed
1965
Status
In operation (last checked 2014)
Address
8 Upper Crescent
Belfast
County Antrim
Northern Ireland
BT7 1NT
Telephone
028 9050 8080
Email
belfast@corrymeela.org
Work
Counselling; support group; cross-community relations

Citation

The Corrymeela Community in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves.. (2013). A Different Song. The Corrymeela Press.
Accounts of the Conflict; Accessed: 17 October 2021 <http://accounts.ulster.ac.uk/repo24/items/show/2012>

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