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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:Zerra One    [email protected] wrote on 2020-05-04 00:00:00:
buenazaaaa
RE:Zerra One    [email protected] wrote on 2020-05-04 00:00:00:
buenazaaaa
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 @ [email protected] 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 [email protected]"D'ya 'ave any Gradeful Daid?" Iwasdrunk&diedluaghing! Dodge didn't drinkORsmoke(that voice, I guess)
RE:Ghost Of An American Airman    [email protected] wrote on 2020-05-03 00:00:00:
Lou here.Discovered GAA @ '92 or so. They [email protected] 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
RE:Light A Big Fire    [email protected] wrote on 2020-03-26 00:00:00:
Excellent album!
RE:Light A Big Fire    [email protected] wrote on 2020-03-26 00:00:00:
Excellent album!
RE:Light A Big Fire    [email protected] wrote on 2020-03-26 00:00:00:
Excellent album!
RE:The Big Geraniums     Ramon Longan Solsona wrote on 2020-02-20 00:00:00:
Mi grupo preferido de Folk Rock, los descubri en un viaje por Irlanda en el año 1992, en el coche solo sonaban ellos. Fantasticos Big Geraniums!!
RE:Jimi Slevin    Günter Wermke wrote on 2020-02-13 00:00:00:
Ich traf Jimmi in Nürnberg im Jahr 1991. Seit dem spielte er viele Male bei mir zuhause oder auf Koncerten die ich für ihn arrangierte. Er ist ein super Gittarist und Freund.
RE:Riff Master General    leloiurk wrote on 2019-12-17 00:00:00:
Hallo!
RE:Granny's Intentions    Edward Maki wrote on 2019-08-21 00:00:00:
As cool as it sounds, Pat Nash did not become a race car driver in Idaho. I worked with him in an art gallery in Toronto mid 80's. Last time I saw him was early 90's when he had his own art gallery north of Toronto. Saw him jam a few times.

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