I was really sad to hear today that the Justice For Kirsty campaign was being wound up since "the committee was successful in achieving most of its aims" and "it is unlikely that any more could be achieved."
For those who don't know the story, Kirsty MacColl was a British singer/songwriter, but more importantly a Mum to two boys - who died when saving her son's life whilst diving in Cozumel Mexico...it was a horrible and tragic death, a death that still hasn't been fully investigated...
The news has made me think of Kirsty's Mum who has fought for justice for the past 9 years. I have followed the campaign from the beginning.
Eddie Reader, Billie Bragg, Bono and many other British musicians have campaigned alongside Kirsty's Mum...
So, as I'm listening to Fairytale in New York this Christmas - I'll be raising a glass to Kirsty...she was a remarkably talented and brave woman.
Fairytale of New York: www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCr30OVMjHA&feature=related
(I'm not looking for) a new England www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fwtFSEovro&feature=related
And a blast from the past past!
(one of the first singles I ever owned!!)
A collage I made just because!