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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:Spud    sandra dixon wrote on 2014-08-25 00:00:00:
i shared a flat with Ken Wilson in Dublin. Would love his contact information if Lena or Sara have it. thanks go Spud
RE:The Black Velvet Band    CHRIS A. (Athens) wrote on 2014-08-03 00:00:00:
the song "When justice came" is the best of all.
RE:Winter's Reign    Ken wrote on 2014-07-31 00:00:00:
the 22nd of Aug Rodney and Mick are playing in the Mercintile for a charity gig with a band called The Blue Thunder Band
RE:Carpenter Joe    RUSSELL MADDOX. wrote on 2014-07-07 00:00:00:
CARPENTER JOE ARE PLAYING THE WINDSOR IN BANGOR NORTHERN IRELAND ON AUGUST 22ND 2014 AS PART OF THE BANGOR OPEN HOUSE FESTIVAL.PLEASE VISIT CARPENTER JOE ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE DETAILS.
RE:Carpenter Joe    RUSSELL MADDOX wrote on 2014-06-23 00:00:00:
BANGOR NORTHERN IRELAND INDIE ROCK BAND CARPENTER JOE ARE WELL WORTH A VISIT AT THE 2014 BANGOR OPEN HOUSE FESTIVAL.THEY WERE DESCRIBED AS LETHAL IN THEIR ORDINARYNESS BACK IN 1985.
RE:Carpenter Joe    RUSSELL MADDOX wrote on 2014-06-23 00:00:00:
BANGOR NORTHERN IRELAND INDIE ROCK BAND CARPENTER JOE HAVE REFORMED AFTER 30 YEARS. THEY WILL BE PERFORMING AT THE 2014 BANGOR OPEN HOUSE FESTIVAL.THE DATE AND VENUE ARE STILL TO BE ANNOUNCED.CARPENTER JOE PLAYED IN DUBLIN WITH SOMETHING HAPPENS IN 1986.
RE:Carpenter Joe    RUSSELL MADDOX wrote on 2014-05-16 00:00:00:
CARPENTER JOE ARE NOW ON FACEBOOK AND YOU TUBE.THEIR BEST OF 1985--1987 CD IS STILL AVAILABLE FROM HEAD BELFAST AND AT russell.maddox1@gmail.com
RE:Carpenter Joe    RUSSELL MADDOX wrote on 2014-05-16 00:00:00:
THE FOUR ORIGINAL MEMBERS OF CARPENTER JOE HAVE GOT TOGETHER AGAIN TO REHEARSE.WATCH THIS SPACE FOR ANY MORE DETAILS.
RE:Spud    tom hayes wrote on 2014-05-15 00:00:00:
Saw Spud a few times in the early 70s in Limerick,always enjoyed them.Their 2nd and 3rd Albums have been released on cd some years ago but strangley still no release of their 1st on cd.They were released on Kissing Spell Label in 2008.
RE:Rory Gallagher    Denise Wilden wrote on 2014-04-01 00:00:00:
Rory will never be forgotten as long as those who love his music, his talent, his brilliance keep playing his songs, keep talking about him and that way he is not dead, just standing in the wings watching things
RE:Winter's Reign    john ahern wrote on 2014-03-20 00:00:00:
i think winters reign the orignal line up could have made it had they stuck together stuart macmillian was a fab drummer
RE:White Roxx    Peter Manley wrote on 2014-03-14 00:00:00:
Check out my album "Time Machine" and also some dance stuff I recorded on "Cosmic Resonator Circadian Rhythms". Both albums available through usual outlets: Amazon, iTunes, etc.
RE:My Little Funhouse    Lyn Lynch wrote on 2014-03-13 00:00:00:
Gary Deevy is the father of my two Grandchildren. They are Australian/Irish children. His daughter is doing very well on the Violin and his son is a real showman who one day may be anything.
RE:Spud    Jimmy Farrell wrote on 2014-03-10 00:00:00:
We used to go hear Spud every time they played either Rakish Paddy or The Rustic Inn. Some of the best times of my life!
RE:Spud    Nicola Kerr wrote on 2014-02-15 00:00:00:
I am an old friend of Ken Wilson. Does Lena and Sara know where he is now and what hes up to?
RE:Purple Haze    David tooney wrote on 2013-12-28 00:00:00:
That dublin band purple haze were amazing , went to see them in the old mc gonnagles in dublin . And also in the old baggot inn
RE:Celtic Legacy    gerry molyneaux wrote on 2013-11-06 00:00:00:
still going?heard this in a vinyl store in franklin new jersey
RE:No Sweat    ned kelly wicklow wrote on 2013-11-04 00:00:00:
the band were doomed when they sacked Des garrett, he was the backbone and lead voalist what an amazing drummer ....serves them right, went to see them in marquee in london in 1990,,i think ray fein is not a rock drummer DES GARRETT is a legend drummer
RE:Brian Kennedy    Yoselin wrote on 2013-10-20 00:00:00:
Thanks for this - that video of "Man Overboard" (aside from being from the only Little Palace show that was video documented tykknyouthanahou)is possibly the nicest live version I have ever heard. The way the crowd took over singing it was just inspired.
RE:Tara Telephone    Ciko wrote on 2013-10-20 00:00:00:
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