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"Septimus" from gig in Butler's Bar, Fethard, Co. Tipperary - 17th October 2008.

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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.

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IRISH ROCKER SPOTLIGHT

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RE:Bagatelle    Brendan Laird wrote on 2017-03-19 00:00:00:
Would anyone know how I could get a copy of the priginal, Leeson Street Lady, video?
RE:No Sweat    Caz from Manchester wrote on 2017-03-06 00:00:00:
Used to travel round England watching them. First met them outside the Parr Hall in Warrington where they supported Little Angels. They were amazed that anyone had heard of them. We followed the headliner tour, too.
RE:Les Enfants    Adam Sykes wrote on 2017-03-03 00:00:00:
I have tidied up my copy of the LP (taking pops and clicks out) and am happy to make the MP3's available to people if they want it.
RE:The Bogey Boys    Des kennedy wrote on 2017-02-28 00:00:00:
One of irelands best rock groups. They used to play the manhattan rock pub in Donegal town once a month back in late 70s early 80s what a super rock band
RE:Carpenter Joe    RUSSELL MADDOX. wrote on 2017-01-29 00:00:00:
Bangor.Northern Ireland band CARPENTER JOE are playing at McHugh's basement in Belfast on Thursday 9th.16th and 23rd February 2017. Admission is free.Their new album :Woke up this morning with car bomb hair is now available to download/CD.
RE:Carpenter Joe    RUSSELL MADDOX. wrote on 2017-01-29 00:00:00:
Bangor.Northern Ireland band CARPENTER JOE are playing at McHugh's basement in Belfast on Thursday 9th.16th and 23rd February 2017. Admission is free.Their new album :Woke up this morning with car bomb hair is now available to download/CD.
RE:Carpenter Joe    RUSSELL MADDOX. wrote on 2017-01-29 00:00:00:
Bangor.Northern Ireland band CARPENTER JOE are playing at McHugh's basement in Belfast on Thursday 9th.16th and 23rd February 2017. Admission is free.Their new album :Woke up this morning with car bomb hair is now available to download/CD.
RE:Jimi Slevin    Mossie Corcoran wrote on 2017-01-25 00:00:00:
Met the wonderful Jimmi when walking by a bar in Erlangen Germany and hearing his magical guitar chords mid 90s many pints drunk together after
RE:N.C. Lawlor    Ian Jado wrote on 2017-01-24 00:00:00:
N C Lawlor is amazing
RE:N.C. Lawlor    Ian Jado wrote on 2017-01-24 00:00:00:
N C Lawlor is amazing
RE:Les Enfants    D Rhodes wrote on 2016-09-17 00:00:00:
Derek runs Vanity Hair barbers and hairdressers in the Greendale shopping centre, in Kilbarrqck.
RE:Cowboy X    Joe damsuli wrote on 2016-09-16 00:00:00:
John Hanley was the best damn drummer I have ever seen Always eat pizza between songs nice touch !!
RE:Foy Vance    Ireland wrote on 2016-08-12 00:00:00:
Gee whiz, and I thhgout this would be hard to find out.
RE:Mellow Drops    Zaiya wrote on 2016-08-12 00:00:00:
Last one to utlziie this is a rotten egg!
RE:Granny's Intentions    Paul Hynes wrote on 2016-07-05 00:00:00:
Would love to know if John Ryan still graces our planet. Lived in the same house in the early 80s. Beautiful person.
RE:Carpenter Joe    Russell Maddox. wrote on 2016-06-19 00:00:00:
Bangor. Northern Ireland. band CARPENTER JOE are playing The Hop House in Bangor on Saturday 20th August 2016 as part of The Open House Festival.Admission is free!!!
RE:Idol Joy    Sarah wrote on 2016-06-18 00:00:00:
Unreal band!
RE:Winter's Reign    Ella Sullivan wrote on 2016-06-12 00:00:00:
Where is Stuart MacMillian now he was such a lovely guy I met him when he was playing in Trallee a couple of times and we shared some intimiate kisses he was gorgeous and soo sexy
RE:Winter's Reign    Ella Sullivan wrote on 2016-06-12 00:00:00:
Where is Stuart MacMillian now he was such a lovely guy I met him when he was playing in Trallee a couple of times and we shared some intimiate kisses he was gorgeous and soo sexy
RE:Winter's Reign    Ella Sullivan wrote on 2016-06-12 00:00:00:
Where is Stuart MacMillian now he was such a lovely guy I met him when he was playing in Trallee a couple of times and we shared some intimiate kisses he was gorgeous and soo sexy

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