Memorabilia Showcase: A Textile Portrait of Phil Lynott from Stitchin in the Kitchen

Memorabilia Showcase: A Textile Portrait of Phil Lynott from Stitchin in the Kitchen

Memorabilia Showcase. Phil Lynott’s Textile Portrait   The environment that we surround ourselves influences who we are, just like with art the environment influences our creations. Art and music are intrinsically linked and it’s this link that really hits home for families and fans of music and art alike. There are numerous amounts of art forms. Music sets emotions and atmospheres and influences our creative thoughts. A musician takes to an instrument like a painter would take to a canvas, both start blank and when finished something beautiful is produced. Music and art both have the same external influences at a certain time in history like social inspirations or political movements they both compliment each other and tell a story of that timeline.   Andy warhol was deeply influenced by the rock band Velvet Underground and Abstract Expressionist Jackson Pollock openly embraced jazz music as his artistic influences. Painter Georgia o’Keeffe painted a series of abstract paintings using “the idea that music could be translated into something for the eye” she said. But what has that got to do with the Irish Rock ‘N’ Roll Museum Experience, I hear you ask? Though we are a relatively new Museum, we still get tagged in many posts online from musicians sharing their personal covers of U2’s greatest hits or of artists interpretations of stars. We even share the odd creative piece ourselve… But one day we were tagged in a beautiful piece of artwork online that we had to share. Jane Sanders, or “Stitchin_in_the_kitchen” as she goes by online, tagged is in a textile portrait that really connected with us at...
The Joshua Tree is being re-imagined

The Joshua Tree is being re-imagined

The Joshua Tree is being ReImagined The Joshua Tree is being re-imagined, the biggest names in Ireland’s music scene have come together and will be covering songs from U2’s iconic album The Joshua Tree in celebration of hitting its 30 year mark.   This is what the current artwork looks like:   Set to release on October 27th all proceeds from The Joshua Tree - New Roots will be donated to the Laura Lynn foundation Ireland’s only children’s hospice.   The original songs will be covered bynew Iconic irish. Kodaline, Picture This, Gavin James, The Coronas, Imelda Mayand many more. There will also be a live recording of “Red Hill Mining Town” from U2’s show in Amsterdam during “The Joshua Tree Tour 2017”   More as we hear it as we definitely want to stock this! Book Your Guided Tour...
Niall Power | The Man of Many Bands | New Donation to The Irish Rock N Roll Museum

Niall Power | The Man of Many Bands | New Donation to The Irish Rock N Roll Museum

Niall Power, the “Man of Many Bands” donates new memorabilia to The Irish Rock ‘N’ Roll Museum Niall Power, is a man of many talents. He began a glittering career in Irish Rock N Roll 40 years ago and has played drums for everyone from Bob Geldof to Westlife. Self-described as only ever wanting to be a drummer had to give up his main passion in life after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease 10 years ago. Never one to sit idly by Niall began penning a book of his memories, the results of which is his fascinating autobiography “Timing is Everything”. Niall has donated a signed copy to the Irish Rock ‘N’ Roll Museum. His autobiography is accompanied by his favourite skins, lucky drumsticks, a rare home photo of himself, Bob Geldof and the Vegetarians of Love, as well as his unique Live 8 ticket and VIP Pass.   LIVE 8 Niall’s donations to the Museum include his unique Live 8 ticket and VIP Pass. He played drums on ‘I don’t like Monday’s’ as part of Bob Geldof’s solo band. The Donation As well as the drumsticks, his unique Live 8 Ticket and Backstage Lanyard Niall Donates his brand new book “Timing Is Everything,” a unique and interesting take on his career which we are now selling in our giftshop. We are very lucky to have this and we’re selling his book in our little giftshop too. It’s a good read! A post shared by Irish Rock Museum (@irishrockmuseum) on Sep 21, 2017 at 5:12am PDT We were very happy to have Niall Power in today to officially donate...
Red Hot Chili Peppers in Dublin

Red Hot Chili Peppers in Dublin

Concert Goers Discount for Chili Pepper’s fans! Are you up in Dublin for the Chili Peppers rescheduled gig? Are you looking to kill some time? Are you interested in Rock Music and it’s History? Then pop into the Irish Rock N Roll Museum Experience and avail of our 20% Concertgoers discount. In the interest of , we’re offering a 20% discount for all concertgoers!  All you have to do is present your ticket at reception, tell us all about the gig (if you want to) and boom 20% off! It’s as easy as that! You can book online or at reception, which ever you prefer. Our current tour times are: 11:30, 12:15, 13:00, 13:45, 14:30, 15:15, 16:00, 16:45 & 17:30 And you can even come tell us about how the below meme makes you feel. Are you a @chilipeppers fan in Dublin looking for something to do before or after the gig tonight or tomorrow? Pop into us and go on a #RockNRoll Tour of Irish Music History! #Meme A post shared by Irish Rock Museum (@irishrockmuseum) on Sep 20, 2017 at 6:28am PDT Book Your Guided Tour...
New Phil Lynott Memorabilia donated in time for Phil’s 68th Birthday

New Phil Lynott Memorabilia donated in time for Phil’s 68th Birthday

New Thin Lizzy Memorabilia for the Irish Rock ‘N’ Roll Museum Experience We here at the Irish Rock ‘N’ Roll Museum had a lovely visit to Philomena Lynott’s House earlier this month when she donated some new Phil Lynott and Thin Lizzy Memorabilia to the Museum. We’re delighted to get this memorabilia just in time for the Bash For Philo Weekend and the 68th Anniversary of his birthday. This weekend is the first weekend that we have this bad boy on display. New to the Museum this weekend! This guitar and case were used by Phil Lynott in his work post Thin Lizzy. Blog and video to follow! A post shared by Irish Rock Museum (@irishrockmuseum) on Aug 18, 2017 at 5:49am PDT We also managed to get 2 double passes to the Guest list of Bash For Philo on this weekend in the Button Factory to celebrate his Birthday!  We’ll pick a winner at random from our tour tomorrow! We can also offer a massive 30% off Bash For Philo for all visitors to the Irish Rock N Roll Museum Experience over the weekend. Just ask at the Rock ‘N’ Roll Reception and we’ll look after you! Book Your Guided Tour...
The Most Rocking Weekend of the Year

The Most Rocking Weekend of the Year

The Rock N Roll Weekend 2017. The rock n roll weekend of 2017 is upon us and we’ve lots to celebrate this weekend! Have a look at all the Rock N Roll events, news and fun rolling across the city this weekend! 5. The Rock N Roll Marathon All around the world people are running to Rock N Roll and Ireland is no different. The Rock n Roll Marathon is taking place this weekend. We’ll be running it and we’re offering 20% off to all participants and you get free in if you bring four people. Check out the video  below about why running rocks! 4. The Rock N Roll Festival The Rock N Roll Festival is on in Dame District and we’ll be extending our Rock N Roll Discount to visitors to this festival.  It’s a free festival to celebrate all things rockabilly and it’s a great thing for charity. Alway worth a visit! 3.Eric Bell of Thin Lizzy has finished recording his new album “Standing at a Bus Stop” Eric Bell, of Thin Lizzy fame, is releasing his new album where you can preorder CD or Vinyl here now on. Click the album work below to go through to order! [Album cover work: Eric Bell on Alderley Edge - Album cover artwork Source: http://www.oftheedgeproductions.com/]   2. The Temple Bar Summer Family Fun Day The Temple Bar Summer Family Fun Day is on the 12th, 19th and 26th August in Crampton Court Dublin 2 and the first event is this Saturday. With animal and kid friendly events on this will be a free event to celebrate Temple Bar....