6 Oct, 2009
Horslips Merchandise now available in IR Shop!!
Hey, finally we've got some Horslips stuff available in our online shop. There's a really cool 'The Táin' T-shirt, the awesome 'Return Of The Dancehall Sweethearts' DVD as well as some great Horslips CDs. Go there now and have a look!
30 May, 2008
Grand opening of our new Online Store!
Irish Rockers now has an cool new online store where you can get lots of official band T-Shirts, hoodies, DVDs and other great music merchandise. We have a great selection of merchandise from Irish bands and artists as well as from lots of your favorite international artists. The Irish Rockers store is a result of our partnership with the world leader in music merchandise, Backstreet International Merchandise Ltd. The store was custom built for Irish Rockers and showcases the official merchandise of Irish artists. Our new store features over 30,000 officially licensed music merchandise items, including band T shirts, hoodies, hats, bags, mugs, caps, badges, stickers, patches and much much more from all your favourite music artists, as well as film, TV, cult and comedy products. The largest range of officially licensed merchandise available on the net.
Visit the new Irish Rockers Online Store
10 May, 2008
Irish Rockers featured in Hot Press magazine!
A small piece about the Irish Rockers website was published in the 8th May 2008 Edition of Ireland's biggest selling music magazine, Hot Press. The article states:
"Started in 2003 by Irish web designer and music fan, Aidan Curran, as a database of the most notable Irish bands, both past and present, the site aims to be the 'ultimate online resource and referance' for Irish bands and artists.
It also has some interesting promotional opportunities for upcoming artists, including a gig guide, artist news section and a forum. If you are an artist that is not included in their list, you may want to request to be included."
25 Mar, 2008
New Message Board on Irish Rockers
We've just set up a brand new Online Forum on IrishRockers.com to replace our Yahoo Group which has been active for over five years now. Everyone is invited to join in the chat - check it out now
17 Jan, 2008
Introducing the IRISH ROCK DISCOVERY JUKEBOX!
New on IrishRockers.com for 2008 is the Irish Rock Discovery Jukebox. The IRDJ will be showcasing some undiscovered gems from some great Irish rock bands that you may not have heard of yet and perhaps a few more well known bands too. Thanks to Dennis of Voodoo Loons and Chewey of Mellow Drops for kick starting it with two great tracks! Hope you enjoy!
13 Aug, 2007
News Section Added!!
Following shortly on the heels of the Gig Guide launch, we are pleased to announce another exciting expansion of the site - we have now added another new section - 'Irish Rockers News'. Artists who already have a login for the Gig Guide will now be able to add their own news articles to IrishRockers.com. The News section was built using WordPress, the number one blogging software framework.
As before any Irish bands/artists interested in participating that have not already signed up for the Gig Guide should contact to get a login for posting their news articles (and listing their gigs).
2 Aug, 2007
Gig Guide launched!
We are excited to announce the launch of the brand new the Irish Rockers Gig Guide. This gig guide is unique on the web in that it lists gigs by major Irish artists taking place all over the world.
Irish bands/artists can contact to get a login for listing their gigs.
28 Apr, 2007
We've added a cool new Search feature to IrishRockers.com. Go ahead and try it out using the search box just above.
22 Mar, 2007
IrishRockers.com is back bigger and better than before after moving to a new web hosting solution that can handle the increasing volume of traffic to the site. During the switch over some visitors may have not been able to access the site, sorry for the inconvenience. Full access has now been restored. Thanks for your support.
- IrishRockers.com Webmaster
15 Mar, 2007
Apologies to all site visitors who have been turned away recently due to us surpassing the daily bandwidth limit allocated to the site. The good news that we can take from this is that it's a sign that the site is getting more popular. In the run up to St. Patrick's day the quest for all things Irish is also adding to the traffic. We are currently taking measures to remedy the situation - in the short run reducing page and image sizes (which will also make the site faster to load) and looking into alternative hosting solutions for the long term. Please bear with us and we hope to have this situation resolved soon.
Feb 12, 2007
The keen-eyed regular visitor may notice that the site has undergone a minor cosmetic face-lift. Actually the most significant work has been done below the surface to move the site towards more standards compliant XHTML code as well as tweaks to the database code to improve efficiency of database interactions.
Jan 12, 2007
Added a pile of new bands to the site including The Radio, Tara Blaise, David Hopkins, Jekyl, Boss Volenti, Roque Junior, Joe Chester, Connect Four Orchestra, Marc Carroll, Emmett Tinley, 79Cortinaz, Nick Kelly, A Lazarus Soul, John Spillane, Pinky, Couse and The Impossible, Dae Kim, Duke Special, Leanne Harte, Geriko, Revere, Jaded Sun, Mael Mordha, Glenwash, Delorentos, Noise Control, Lerner, 18th Empire, The Dirty Pictures, Paddy Goodwin And The Holy Ghosts, Jung Turks, giveamanakick, Ten Past Seven and more...
Aug 9, 2006
NEW ON IRISH ROCKERS: Top ten Irish albums of all time check it out and tell us your top 10
May 28, 2006
Irish Rockers now has a presence on MySpace, check it out at: MySpace.com/theIrishRocker. A big THANKS to everybody who has dropped by already and become friends of Irish Rockers! There is a lot of music out there waiting to be discovered and MySpace is the place to explore it. Check out the friends of Irish Rockers and you will find some interesting up and coming Irish acts as well as many more established ones.
Apr 08, 2006
Last year Jens Holtappels, a German student, contacted our forum looking for suggestions for an essay he had to write on an Irish band which describes / criticizes irish society in their music. I suggested Stiff Little Fingers as the subject of his essay since they had a lot of songs which dealt with life in Northern Ireland during the troubles. They wrote songs condemming the violence of both the police and the paramilitaries. Their first album 'Inflamable Material' in particular is full of these songs - e.g. Suspect Device is a term we heard on the news almost everyday, Wasted Life is an anti-paramilitary song, Barbed Wire Love is about love between 2 people from opposite sides of political divide, White Noise is about racism of the British towards the Irish, Alternative Ulster is about their longing for a change in the troubled place where they live. Six months later Jens posted his essay in the forum and as it turned out the subject band that he chose was Stiff Little Fingers. I have made his essay available here on IrishRockers.com - click here to check it out, it's a very interesting read! Stiff Little Fingers is our current spotlighted band.
Oct 29, 2005
The Irish Rocker spotlight now shines on influencial punk band The Radiators From Space. I would like to extend a big thank you to Lee Templeton for writing an excelent biography of The Radiators.
Sept 09, 2005
Contributing to Wikipedia: You may notice a resemblence in some of the articles on this website to certain articles in the free online encylopedia Wikipedia. The reason behind this is that the author of this website has been contributing articles written for this website to Wikipedia. Articles contributed so far include Irish rock, Mama's Boys and Celtic Rock.
Aug 08, 2005
The Irish Rocker spotlight is now on Celtic Rock heroes Horslips. Check out the new biography that has been added to the Horslips page. Also check out the An Post stamp that should have been!
Jul 23, 2005
An important new feature has been added to the site - now visitors of the site may submit artists for inclusion on the site. To access this feature, go to the 'Irish Rock Artists' link and scroll to the bottom of the page. To be added to the list the artist should generally be a signed artist with album releases who fits into the broad 'rock' category.
Jul 17, 2005
Welcome to the newly launched IrishRockers.com! I had started on it a few years ago but left it uncompleted, basically all that existed here was a placer holder page. I even had secured the domain name 'irishrockers.com' but had let the registration expire. This weekend I finally got around to building the site up to a presentable state and reclaimed the domain name. The cool thing is that now visitors to the site can help it grow by adding comments and information about their favorite artists. So please help get the ball rolling. Hope you enjoy the site,
- IrishRockers Webmaster