TO mark the publication of their book, Rock and Popular Music in reland Before and After U2, authors Noel McLaughlin and Martin McLoone will make a presentation as part of the CMR seminar series in the Link Lounge at the University of Ulster on Wednesday at 1.30pm.
The book offers a detailed history and analysis of the development of popular music in Ireland from the 1960s to the present day and discusses many of the finest and most important artists to have emerged from Ireland, north and south over this period.
There are particular discussions of Van Morrison and Them; Henry McCullough, Rory Gallagher, Stiff Little Fingers and The Undertones as well as Horslips, The Boomtown Rats, U2 and Sinéad O’Connor. The authors will discuss the book and the issues that their analysis raises.
The book is published by Irish Academic Press. Inspection copies will be available at the seminar. Afterwards the
CMR invites participants to share in a glass of wine/soft drinks to mark the publication.