Cliftonville F.C. Change

Cliftonville F.C. David Holmes

In my youth, and I mean youth ( 12/ 13) I used to tell my mum that I was going to the swimmers on a Saturday afternoon when I'm fact I was going to see Cliftonville FC.

The rush of not only breaking the rules but also going into an area in Belfast that was extremely dangerous as the troubles were in full flow at the time, that was very exciting to me!'. I'll never forget entering " the cage" usually on my ownsome was an incredible feeling. The result was really not important but the thrill of being part of a travelling group of reds going mental when the ball hit the back of the net was insane.

The trip home usually involved confrontation with the RUC and i was always relived to make it into town unscathed. I would then find a way of wetting my towel and my hair to give the impression I'd actually been to the swimmers.

David Holmes

David is a DJ, musician and producer and has scored the music for many films including Out Of Sight and the Oceans Eleven remake. He has remixed and produced many acts the latest being the Primal Scream album More Light. David produced and oversaw the music used in the film Good Vibrations which tells the story of Terri Hooley and the Belfast punk scene in the 1970's and was released to critical claim in 2013.

Follow David on Twitter @Holmes7David

The track I Heard Wonders taken from The Holy Pictures album was featured in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.



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