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Rock and Popular Music in Ireland: Before and After U2

McLaughlin, Noel and McLoone, Martin (2012) Rock and Popular Music in Ireland: Before and After U2. Irish Academic Press. Dublin. 338 pp ISBN 9780716530763 (cloth) 9780716530770 (paper) [Book (authored)]

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A history and detailed analysis of popular music in Ireland from the 1960s to 2010. The book explores the ways in which popular music in Ireland responded to changing local, regional, national and global factors to build a body of work that is celebrated and revered worldwide. And yet despite this global success the music is also seen as being characteristically 'national' or 'Irish'. The book explores this dichotomy by looking at notions of 'authenticity' and 'hybridity' in the work of a range of Irish artists and bands, including U2, Van Morrison, Rory Gallagher, Horslips, Christy Moore, Phil Lynott, Bob Geldof, The Undertones, Sinead O'Connor and a host of less well-known artists and bands that have made a significant contribution to Irish popular music over the years.

Item Type:Book (authored)
Keywords:Ireland, rock music, popular music, cultural identity, U2, Van Morrison
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts > School of Media, Film & Journalism
Faculty of Arts
Research Institutes and Groups:Centre for Media Research
ID Code:21835
Deposited By: Prof Martin McLoone
Deposited On:12 Apr 2012 11:16
Last Modified:12 Apr 2012 11:25

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