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It's happened before - A jazz number from Taste featuring Rory on sax

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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:The Big Geraniums     Mike wrote on 2017-06-19 00:00:00:
Saw them at the Fleagh in Finsbury Park. Joyous time. Loved their celtic/ska mix. Brilliant
RE:The Big Geraniums     Mike wrote on 2017-06-19 00:00:00:
Saw them at the Fleagh in Finsbury Park. Joyous time. Loved their celtic/ska mix. Brilliant
RE:The Big Geraniums     Mike wrote on 2017-06-19 00:00:00:
Saw them at the Fleagh in Finsbury Park. Joyous time. Loved their celtic/ska mix. Brilliant
RE:The Big Geraniums     Mike wrote on 2017-06-19 00:00:00:
Saw them at the Fleagh in Finsbury Park. Joyous time. Loved their celtic/ska mix. Brilliant
RE:Jimi Slevin    Bernard Tonge wrote on 2017-06-05 00:00:00:
I was in Moran's Hotel for the 3rd Birthday Party, The Undertones were also on the bill, they had to leave the stage in a hurry.
RE:Carpenter Joe    RUSSELL MADDOX. wrote on 2017-05-18 00:00:00:
CARPENTER JOE playing Live! at Hop House.Bangor.N. Ireland on Friday 26th May 2017. Admission is free. Check out their new album.'Woke up this morning with car bomb hair'.
RE:Carpenter Joe    RUSSELL MADDOX. wrote on 2017-05-18 00:00:00:
CARPENTER JOE playing Live! at Hop House.Bangor.N. Ireland on Friday 26th May 2017. Admission is free. Check out their new album.'Woke up this morning with car bomb hair'.
RE:Carpenter Joe    RUSSELL MADDOX. wrote on 2017-05-18 00:00:00:
CARPENTER JOE playing Live! at Hop House.Bangor.N. Ireland on Friday 26th May 2017. Admission is free. Check out their new album.'Woke up this morning with car bomb hair'.
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RE:Eire Apparent    Tiger Taylor wrote on 2017-04-24 00:00:00:
I played lead guitar with the Eire Apparent and i played on the John Peel session the songs were Gloria Highway 61 which i sang and played on Pete Tolson was not with the Eire Apparent then ,,,Tiger
RE:The Slowest Clock    Mwana wrote on 2017-04-21 00:00:00:
Great Irish band indeed. I met Dave Wallis in Lesotho, Africa, who was part of the management for awhile of this band in Dublin. We played and recorded music in Lesotho and then never heard of my good friend Dave and am here looking for him
RE:Rory Gallagher    Belinda wrote on 2017-03-29 00:00:00:
Greatest guitarist EVER. Nobody touches him. ABSOLUTELY THE GREATEST. RORY RULES! πŸŽΈπŸ’šπŸ‘‘πŸ€
RE:Rory Gallagher    Belinda wrote on 2017-03-29 00:00:00:
Greatest guitarist EVER. Nobody touches him. ABSOLUTELY THE GREATEST. RORY RULES! πŸŽΈπŸ’šπŸ‘‘πŸ€
RE:Rory Gallagher    Belinda wrote on 2017-03-29 00:00:00:
Greatest guitarist EVER. Nobody touches him. ABSOLUTELY THE GREATEST. RORY RULES! πŸŽΈπŸ’šπŸ‘‘πŸ€
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.

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