Failte go dtí ...        Welcome to ...

Your resource for Irish Bands and Music Artists

Random Video more »

Artist: Twinkranes

Plateau (twinkranes first video release)

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:Les Enfants    Brian O'Rourke wrote on 2015-11-29 00:00:00:
Just adding to my last comment my e-mail is if anyone has a copy of the album !Thanks
RE:The Fuze    Mary Arrigan-Langan wrote on 2015-11-15 00:00:00:
It is with great regret I tell you that Mike Arrigan Drummer with The Fuze has died (13th Nov.2015) RIP
RE:Ka tet    Bakri wrote on 2015-11-14 00:00:00:
Sir രവ യ ട കമന റ ഹര സ റ ന വ ദന പ പ ച ച ങ ക ല വ യനക ക ര ട പ രത ന ധ യ യ ക ഷമ ച ദ ക ക ന ന . ഒര പക ഷ രവ മനസ സ ല ത ന ന യത
RE:Andrew Strong    Ting wrote on 2015-11-12 00:00:00:
Reading posts like this make surfing such a pluarese
RE:Channel One    Phiiamiira wrote on 2015-11-12 00:00:00:
Hello,Love the diaper ccluth. Just wanted to confirm that the ccluthis held together by the snap, correct? There is no sewing other than sewing the pieces together and turning, then bring in the sides and connect with the snap?Thank you!
RE:mojoFURY    Sasi wrote on 2015-11-12 00:00:00:
Wonderful story, reckoned we could cionmbe a few unrelated data, nevertheless really worth taking a look, whoa did one learn about Mid East has got more problerms as well
RE:The Script    Eduardo wrote on 2015-11-12 00:00:00:
是heavenly script 哼哼 然後其實語言學上Chinese是包括很多東西的 北京話 所謂的標準話 廣東話 上海話 閩南語...etc 就算是一個以北京話 啊還是你喜歡叫它台灣的中文 隨便 為母語的人 例如我 也
RE:Dinah Brand    Soto wrote on 2015-11-12 00:00:00:
This is brilliant. Sheffield Wednesday Football Fans chant this song. It snduos brilliant at a game when a couple of thousand are giving it some. Honolulu Wednesday where did you get those eyes Honolulu Wednesday in paradise. Now if only I could smuggle
RE:Goats Don't Shave    Linda wrote on 2015-11-12 00:00:00:
- She has beautiful eyes and you rellay captured them beautifully in these headshots!Great variety as well, I am sure she will have a hard time choosing which ones to use.
RE:Andrew Handrick    Aishah wrote on 2015-11-12 00:00:00:
i still dont understand why arehta didnt show up at the funeral, dionne introduced her and she didnt even know that she wasnt there. im a big arehta fan but? she doent like competion. when asked who could play her in life story Aretha said she would like
RE:Mary Coughlan    Talyene wrote on 2015-11-12 00:00:00:
Superior thinking deomrstnated above. Thanks!
RE:Autamata    Thariq wrote on 2015-11-12 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 opptisoe 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:Noise Control    Samson wrote on 2015-11-12 00:00:00:
//1) தம ழ ந ட ட ல கலகம இல ல மல ஆண டத . //பத ல த ம க க ரன ம த ர ச ல ல வ ண ட யத ர க க ம இர ந த ல ம ப றக ச ல க ற ன , இப ப த
RE:Boss Volenti    Goru wrote on 2015-11-12 00:00:00:
Nonetheless along with its popularity eeregmd the rumors regarding its unwanted side effects. The reasoning is that if anything is always that good, next there needs to be anything from the ingredient that may bring the opposite response. This is often on
RE:Bill Coleman    Murat wrote on 2015-11-12 00:00:00:
I am planning on getnitg a refurb from Dell outlet, since they are a total steal in price, but am not sure what colors come? with what.They have the lunar shadow, black, and mars black available at any given time. Does each one have a different light sche
RE:Ka tet    Gabyzinho wrote on 2015-11-12 00:00:00:
model question paper coiatnns Tamil and English questions why cant you able to give the syllabus in Tamil for Tamil medium students. Its hard to analyse the syllabus in English for Tamil Medium Students waiting fr quick replyor you
RE:Light A Big Fire    Hpracing wrote on 2015-11-12 00:00:00:
"Wir verstehen euch nicht...Ich will..."Лялялял,добро утро,Фрог!:Dp.s.няма да се наложи подмяна всичко е ОК ;)
RE:Gorbachov    Lizayne wrote on 2015-11-12 00:00:00:
Wonderful story, reckoned we could coinbme a few unrelated data, nevertheless really worth taking a look, whoa did one learn about Mid East has got more problerms as well
RE:Toneage    Sprite wrote on 2015-11-12 00:00:00:
Jethro Tull is amazing. I am a felmae and I quite enjoy blasting Jethro Tull. Aqualung is perhaps one of my favorite albums. I am twenty-four years old, so I guess not all twenty-somethings are totally clueless about good music. ;)
RE:The Undertones    Mohamed wrote on 2015-11-12 00:00:00:
This album is waaaaay too heavy for me! Diavaza se dofiara blogs to poso latrepsan ton disko, gia to poso gamata einai ta guitar riffs, les kai den xanakousame paromoia, gia to pos einai to album tis xronias kai alla tetoia dithuramvika sxolia. At least

more comments >