Failte go dtí ...        Welcome to ...

Your resource for Irish Bands and Music Artists

Random Video more »

Artist: Cowboy X

Video for Gabbi

Irish Bands and Irish Rock Music Throughout The Decades

For a small country Ireland has made and continues to make a huge impact on modern music. With a population of just around 5 million people, Ireland has launched more than it's share of internationally successfull, yet originally Irish, bands/rock groups and artists on the world.

The homegrown Irish rock music scene really started developing in the 1960s. At that time the Irish music scene was dominated by the unique Irish phenomenon of the 'Showbands' which were groups/bands of professional performers who played at dancehalls and clubs across the country putting on a professional 'show' and playing all the American and British hits of the era. In the 1960s this was pretty much the only way a professional musician in Ireland could make a living. Two famous Irish artists that started off working in show bands but went on to put Ireland on the map as far as rock music is concerned are Van Morrison and Rory Gallagher. Van Morrison achieved international success in the 1960s with the beat group Them before launching a hugely successfull solo career that is still going strong in it's fourth decade. Rory Gallagher fromed the blues rock band Taste and went on to achieve critical acclaim in his solo career which lasted until his death in 1995. He is considered by many music critics to be among the greatest rock guitarists of all time.

...continue reading this article >>

Latest Comments

RE:Gorbachov    Koejex wrote on 2015-03-25 00:00:00:
abating replica frank mellur casablanca watchesIn 2007,ugg bailey button triplet nuss Art and Sole was named the Best Charity Event of the Year by Accessories Magazine,billig ugg classic mini
RE:giveamanakick    Eren wrote on 2015-03-25 00:00:00:
Hello Alice, Found three of your books: Through the Fields, The Village and Country Days, in an Op. shop. Bought them and what a treat! After reading the Village I went on to Google Earth and folwelod the journey around Innishannon: up the hill to the chu
RE:Butterfly Child    Kulpreet wrote on 2015-03-25 00:00:00:
In light of all this, it seems quite trivial to to try and make the case that you are maknig, that we all have the same basic beliefs due to our natural being. How can you say this for sure, knowing that religion, science, politics, families, and communit
RE:The Golden Horde    Kim wrote on 2015-03-25 00:00:00:
ομάδα του : dosnrikos, anarxos, antromeda, kiklonas, anarxosimoritisΥΓ Εάν κάποιος (οποιοσδήποτε) θέλει το ονοματεπώνυμο μας θα το δώσουμε με το e-mail. Δεν υ
RE:Cruachan    Weeranut wrote on 2015-03-25 00:00:00:
Ole1 Rena querida!! Esses albfans friacam um trabalho espetacular,f3tima ide9ia,e para toda a famedlia,vocea e9 muito talentosa,parabe9ns!!!Bom fim de semana,bjos.
RE:Autamata    Filomena wrote on 2015-03-25 00:00:00:
I will but life here in the village is very laid back and not much to write about. It is the polar osppoite of America so maybe something interesting from that perspective. For the first time in a while I have time to write and it also is a means to c
RE:Butterfly Child    Rachid wrote on 2015-03-25 00:00:00:
Cara a la paed sc383c2ad, copiar 100 veces no, poqure a mc383c2ad no me surtieron efecto las copias y con el nacimiento de las fotocopiadoras c382c2a1quc383c2a9 te voy a contarc382c2a1 .Cara ala pared sc383c2ad, poqure c382c2a1oyec382c2a1 hay un muro muy
RE:Gilbert O'Sullivan    Tamla wrote on 2015-03-25 00:00:00:
How funny is it that I saw (and loved!) that same dresser at Goodwill- the one on College right? They had some other pieecs that went with it too.. Also, love your super mario warp zone comment, hehe =)
RE:Royseven    Nander wrote on 2015-03-25 00:00:00:
I have now completed the Cal Tjader dirshgcapoy, but session-based, not album-based due to the scattered release pattern of several Fantasy albums album-based dirshgcapoy does not really make sense, especially since there are some tracks that never were
RE:Rory Gallagher    Tony O Connor wrote on 2015-03-07 00:00:00:
Best Guitarist to emerge from Ireland. Seen him play in the Opera House, Everyman, City Hall, Lee Fields, CIT in Cork over the years. He loved returning to his home town
RE:Shock Treatment     Davy Treatment wrote on 2015-02-28 00:00:00:
band now back performing under the name Shock Treatment 21 - see Facebook. Also - Spit Records - see spit records
RE:The Demise    gerry molyneaux wrote on 2015-02-24 00:00:00:
have they anything on vinyl?
RE:Taste    paul wrote on 2015-02-10 00:00:00:
What a band! Could turn goat-piss into gasoline!
RE:Winter's Reign    A student wrote on 2015-01-14 00:00:00:
@shellymakenna robbie hurley is now a secondary school english teacher, would you believe it?
RE:Rory Gallagher    Bernie Ryan wrote on 2015-01-11 00:00:00:
Correction "ON the Boards" by Taste.
RE:Rory Gallagher    Bernie Ryan wrote on 2015-01-11 00:00:00:
I love Rory Gallagher. I have the original album by the Taste "Across the Boards" in my attic.
RE:The Bogey Boys    Peter Duff wrote on 2014-11-24 00:00:00:
Here is a great recording from the Baggot before we left for the states in 82.
RE:Idol Joy    john mcguire wrote on 2014-11-12 00:00:00:
Idol joy (We) are looking for any visual VCR recordings of Us. We know that the Hot Press semi final of 1986/87 was recorded at Sir Henrys Cork and the Carlsberg national battle of the bands final 1986/87 at the Arklow Bay Hotel.??
RE:One September    pip wrote on 2014-11-09 00:00:00:
saw this band a couple of times thanks to dem illegal great band traffic tunes excellent own material as well as covers
RE:Hinterland    bara de burca wrote on 2014-10-04 00:00:00:
This ban Hinterland , wipe U 2 off the map as far as im concerned ...period...

more comments >