The Irish Gentenaar, singer songwriter Daithi Rua has just released a new 12 track album entitled Black fox on famous Belgian folk/world music label wild boar music. Daithi has Played most of the Big Belgian Folk festivals like Dranouter, Gentsefeesten, Brosella, Na Fir Bolg etc.. and is currently singing in a show with Belgian Legends Kadril.
Having been a supporter of the organisation since the mid Nineties, Daithi Rua’s song “Vanna’s Blue laces” from his album Black Fox was written in direct tribute to the work of Handicap International and the blue shoe laces that they use as their emblem. Handicap International has been at the forefront of landmine clearance and victim rehabilitation on a global scale for many years. The organisation managed to get many countries to sign agreements to stop the manufacture of landmines they most recently have managed to ban cluster bombs also.
In particular it is a tribute to a Cambodian landmine victim called Vanna inspired by a movie he saw on the topic made by Eric Vander Borght.