Justice for the Craigavon Two
The Justice for the Craigavon Two single did not make it into the UK Official Top 40 Chart, streaming, which was included in how the charts count ‘sales’ was added in August has changed the dynamic some what and makes it harder for small independent artists and campaigns to replicate the success of the Celtic supporters and Roll of Honour.
However JFTC2 by Pol Mac Adaim spent five days in the UK top 100 most downloaded singles on Amazon, it peaked at 36 on Tuesday, it also weighed in at second on the Amazon Indy artist charts, was #21 beside Ed Sheeran on the iTunes singer songwriter chart and peaked in the 50s on the UK Google Play Chart.
We launched this single to raise publicity and public awareness of the miscarriage of justice of Brendan McConville and John Paul Wootton, we believe firmly that the song campaign has achieved that, as multiple newspapers, radio and internet news outlets covered the story. More people than ever have been made aware of the case with over 80 thousand views of our facebook page this week alone.
On twitter politicians like George Galloway MP and Mick Wallace promoted the song, actors such as Love Hate’s John Francis Connors took an interest and retweeted our material.
The response in Ireland, Scotland, England,Canada, USA and Australia has been phenomenal a multitude of different groupings, individuals and organisations helped spread the word both online and on the streets engaging in acts of solidarity that ranged from handing out leaflets at St Patrick’s day parades to forcefully shutting the British Embassy in Toronto.
To everyone who has helped this week we the JFTC2 campaign extend our eternal gratitude and Brendan and JP have asked that we extend their sincerest thanks to you all.
The song campaign has been a success but the miscarriage of justice of the Craigavon Two continues, we hope to have your continued support as we continue the fight for Justice for the Craigavon Two.