Some Mother's Son is a 1996 film written and directed by Irish filmmaker Terry George, co-written by Jim Sheridan, and based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland. IRA prisoner Bobby Sands (played by John Lynch) led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners, claiming that they should be treated as prisoners of war rather than criminals. The mothers of two of the strikers, played by Helem Mirren and Fionnula Flanagan, fight to save their sons' lives.
The movies mind blowing sound track composed by Bill Whelan.
Bill Whelan, is the Irish Composer who was asked to compose a piece for the interval of the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest. The end result, Riverdance, was a seven-minute display of traditional Irish Dancing that became a full-length stage production and spawned a worldwide craze for Irish dancing and celtic music. It was released as in single in the UK in 1994, credited to "Bill Whelan and Anuna featuring the RTE Concert Orchestra. It reached number 9 and stayed in the charts for 16 weeks. The album of the same title reached number 31 in the album charts in 1995.