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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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RE:Alan O'Rourke    Luka wrote on 2021-01-19 00:00:00:
Sending love x you’ll always be precious.
RE:The Bogey Boys    Vincent vaughan wrote on 2021-01-18 00:00:00:
Would love to get copy of jimmy did it if any one could help Thanks very much
RE:Winter's Reign    Damian Maguire wrote on 2021-01-13 00:00:00:
Reply to Eamon The person you are on about is Robbie Hurley, one great gentleman. Didn't have an easy up bringing and ended up very unhappy in the band. Went to Medigorie and he did indeed find a spiritual life.
RE:Hinterland    pixiep wrote on 2021-01-12 00:00:00:
The album Kissing the roof of heaven is one of my all time faves. Fantastic music and I love the cover. Sadly extremely underrated.
RE:Granny's Intentions    Muiris Mac Cartaine wrote on 2020-12-29 00:00:00:
Pete Cummings was in the well known Fleadh Cowboys in the late 80s early 90s. Nollaig Bridgeman was in Skid Row with Gary Moore who had 1 UK Top 30 Album, the Brush Shiels band and Fisherman's Blues era Waterboys and much more.
RE:The Perfect Crime    Davie Mackay wrote on 2020-11-16 00:00:00:
RE:Winter's Reign    Eamon wrote on 2020-11-15 00:00:00:
Might have the wrong band and the wrong person here, but I remember a in school one day, a guy came to talk about how he left his band to follow Jesus! The band? Winter's Reign! I can't remember his name, I just remember him with a ponytail. 1989/1990?
RE:Jimi Slevin    John Evans wrote on 2020-10-19 00:00:00:
I saw Jimi playing with crossroads in 1969 (I think) at Stradbrook dancehall , BlackRock, he was playing a Gibson gold top Les Paul.Did an incredible cover of Cream's Crossroads on the night.Best version I ever heard.
RE:Jimi Slevin    Günter Hetzner wrote on 2020-08-04 00:00:00:
Hallo Jimi, hab lange nichts mehr von Dir gehört, melde Dich mal, dann könnten wir mal wieder ein Bier trinken. Viele Grüsse Günter
RE:Hinterland    Frits wrote on 2020-07-11 00:00:00:
The rumble in 'Galway Bay' gives me the shivers
RE:Funky Junction    tassosdb104 wrote on 2020-07-10 00:00:00:
RE:Bon Ton Rouler    josetoto wrote on 2020-06-08 00:00:00:
i like music of BON TON ROULER.
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RE:Stiff Little Fingers    Lou Kaim wrote on 2020-05-03 00:00:00:
Last memory, promise: '95, I was working @ a frameshop on Clybourn. SLF was supp2be @ Liar's Club(Chgo). My buddy Bobby asked me 2go & I declined. I couldn't imagine having 2compare em to the memories of my youth & all that music meant 2me. Sorry,Jake!!
RE:Stiff Little Fingers    Lou Kaim wrote on 2020-05-03 00:00:00:
Lou Kaim here..I am trying to find out where my family might be in Ireland. Anyone who knows a Kaim, pls have em email me @ ThxAton. 🙏Lou
RE:Stiff Little Fingers    Lou Kaim wrote on 2020-05-03 00:00:00:
LouKaim here. Worked @a pizzeriaInLisle,IL. Mgr.Joe,a displaced NYpunker,gaveme Inflammable Material/Nobody's Heroes onA cassette.NobodysHero&WastemyLife helped me2standUp2my a-hole adopted P's &blow off senior yr.ThxJake!!!
RE:Ghost Of An American Airman    Lou Kaim wrote on 2020-05-03 00:00:00:
Last memory... Mike gave me their Life Under Giants CD. Hello&Goodbye's my topTune--"Blood is sweeter than honey..." Mike W. Miles, hey friend, emailme, asap, pls? I'm a big SLF fan..heard"Tin Soldier"&lefttheArmy @the swear-in.TrueStory🤘
RE:Ghost Of An American Airman    Lou Kaim wrote on 2020-05-03 00:00:00:
Lou Kaim again (my reclaimed birth name& proud). Would like to chat w anyone from the band-howdoIdothat? Fave moment-the guitarist said one night@Mikes-"D'ya 'ave any Gradeful Daid?" Iwasdrunk&diedluaghing! Dodge didn't drinkORsmoke(that voice, I guess)
RE:Ghost Of An American Airman wrote on 2020-05-03 00:00:00:
Lou here.Discovered GAA @ '92 or so. They crashed@ my homie Mike's parents place, while on a small tour t/o a few states. He was their roadie/mgr. of sorts. Saw em @ Avalon on Belmont(Chgo).We chilled sometimes.DodgeIsAmazingSinger(sorry, Bono,Lol)✌️
RE:Spud    Eugene Burns wrote on 2020-04-19 00:00:00:
Don and Smithy went on to join The Rye River Band nearly 10 years ago. Smithy stayed a few years but then emigrated to the Banagher area. Don remains with the band.

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