Irelands Top 5 Rock n Roll Mother’s

Ireland’s Mothers of Rock N Roll We only have one mother in this life, and sometimes they don’t get the appreciation they deserve. The woman that nursed us when we were sick, the woman who would move mountains to make us happy, and not to forget the woman who would threaten us with the wooden spoon when we were bold. Yes, a mother’s love is unconditional, but everyone knows, there’s no mammy like an Irish mammy. To celebrate  Mothers Day we wanted to wish everyone’s mammy a very special day, but especially some of the Irish rocking mammy’s, & mammy’s of rockers. Here are our Top 5 Irish Rocking Mammy’s.   Imelda May Imelda has been a busy woman over the last few years. She got the attention of the country in 2008 with her song ‘Johnny Got A Boom Boom’ and has been on the train for success ever since. With over 5 studio albums under her belt, annual world tours, and even had her own tv programme on RTE ‘The Imelda May Show’. On top of all that, Imelda is one cool mammy, and will surely pass on her talent to her daughter. Happy Mothers Day Imelda May. Sinead O Connor Sinead O Connor is no stranger to the lime light, and has an impressive career spanning nearly three decades. She has worked with the likes of ‘The Chieftans’, had a leading role in Neil Jordan’s film ‘The Butcher Boy’ and is famously known for her timeless hits ‘Mandinka’ and ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’. Sinead has always is a true national treasure, and we were blessed with the music she has produced. Happy...
U2’s Joshua Tree: 7 Things You May Not Know

U2’s Joshua Tree: 7 Things You May Not Know

Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary We’re delighted to celebrate the 30th anniversary of U2’s Joshua Tree today. What an amazing and iconic album, that catapulted the further into the elite ranks. In celebration, we’re offering 20% off for anyone who comes to reception and sings us a line from their favourite Joshua Tree song from Thursday 9th of March to Sunday 12th of March. It’s as simple as that! What better time to come and check out our U2 exhibit and everything else we have to offer? Book Your Tour  Interesting Facts About Joshua Tree The 9th of March marks the 30th anniversary of one of U2’s iconic album Joshua Tree. As they embark on a celebratory tour, we took a look at the making of the album and found out some interesting facts that you may not (or may, I know there’s plenty of superfans out there!) know about the album. Enjoy!     Mick Jagger and Keith Richards Inspired the Album’s Direction   Coming from a punk background and influence, U2 to this point hadn’t really delved into the world of blues music. This lack of blues influence struck Bono when he was working on a project with Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, when the lads were jamming some blues music and he realised he had no familiarity with it. Along with spending some time with Bob Dylan and Van Morrison as well as the Waterboys and Hothouse Flowers, this inspired Bono to go back to a roots influenced style of writing for the album, drawing on both Irish and American culture and tradition.     All But...
Rory Gallagher’s Top 5 Greatest Hits

Rory Gallagher’s Top 5 Greatest Hits

  Rory Gallagher’s Top 5 Greatest Hits This week marks Rory Gallagher’s 69th Birthday. It’s been more than 22 years since he passed away, but he lives on through his array of timeless rock anthems. In memory and celebration of this guitar hero’s music, we’ve compiled a list of what are arguably Rory’s Top 5 Greatest Hits.   1. Tattoo’d Lady Tattoo’d Lady is the opening track from Rory’s fifth studio album entitled ‘Tattoo’. It opens with a psychedelic intro that subtlety builds and builds until you here that guitar break through like a sonic tank. One of his greatest works hands down. 2. A Million Miles Away A Million Miles Away is one of those songs where Rory’s musical talent blindingly shines through, with his soulful solos and the ability to be able to make his guitar sound like it’s weeping. The track really does transport you A Million Miles Away. 3. Bullfrog Blues A pure headbanging tune. Rory shows no mercy to his guitar’s fretboard using his glass slider that gives that classic bluesy sound. With a super fast tempo, this blues song should do the Kings of Blues, B.B Kings and Muddy Waters proud. 4. Bad Penny This is truly one of the great rock anthems of all time. This iconic guitar melody gets into your head and you can’t help but hum along to it. Not to mention Rory’s tantalizing vocal ability that would make any vocalist envious. 5. Philby Rory had a lot of rockstar admirers, from Jimi Hendrix to Slash from Guns’N’Roses. It’s truly one of Rory Gallagher’s greatest heavy songs, that has inspired countless musicians to...