The Wolfe Tones to donate proceeds of Come Out Ye Black and Tans

by Rachel Darcy

Following the return of their hit Come Out Ye Black and Tans to the top of the iTunes charts, The Wolfe Tones have announced that any proceeds raised from single sales will go to a Dublin homeless charity.

The rebel song made its way to the top of the iTunes charts this week, beating the likes of Lewis Capaldi, Dua Lipa and Justin Bieber to the top spot.

Currently, The Wolfe Tones hold the number one and two positions on the Irish iTunes chart, and also rose to number one on the UK chart as well.

The song made its way back onto the charts following news of the Government’s now-deferred commemoration ceremony for the Royal Irish Constabulary.

The Wolfe Tones were vocal in their opposition to the planned ceremony on the official Wolfe Tones Twitter account, saying that Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan should “cancel it completely and hang [his] head in shame for ever proposing it.”

As news came that they had reached the top of the UK and Ireland charts, the band said they would be donating the proceeds of the single to the Peter McVerry Trust.

The band said: “The Wolfe Tones thank you for your support of the campaign to stop the RIC/Black n Tans commemoration. We will be donating the proceeds of the success you made by downloading “Come out ye Black and Tans” to the Peter McVerry Trust who do great work to aid the homeless.”

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