Miami Showband massacre revealed an appalling logic

There is growing evidence that many innocent Catholics were deliberately killed as part of a state-organised counter-insurgency operation

31st March, 2019

There has been a remarkable reaction both here and in the US to the Netflix broadcast of ReMastered – The Miami Showband Massacre. It tells the story of the night-time mass murder of the musicians on a lonely country road outside Banbridge in 1975.

In the golden age of the showbands and the dancehalls, Miami were Ireland’s Beatles. Like so many other southern-based bands, they bravely criss-crossed the Border to entertain in the North during the...

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