Top Irish Music Made for Irish Football Matches

Top Irish Music Made for Irish Football Matches

Top Irish Music played at Football Matches The Republic of Ireland are set to play Denmark this weekend, its the first of a two legged world cup play off and they’re kicking it off in Copenhagen this Saturday November 11th. If all goes to plan the Boys in green will win and then play on the home turf of the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday the 14th. You might wonder why is the Irish Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum Experience’s blog but we’re all football fans here and the matches got us thinking what Rock songs epitomise the build up to any great sporting event. 1. “The Boys Are Back in Town” - Thin Lizzy Firstly, and naturally, we have to start off with our old favourites, Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town. This song is the universal Rock ‘N’ Roll song to roll out at a match, particularly on the home leg of a two parter. It’s number 499 of Rolling Stone’s top 500 songs ever, though we’d argue it should be top ten. And they described Phil Lynott’s “Gaelic Soul”  and the twin guitar lead by Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson is crucial to the songs success. We think they capture the “Gaelic Soul” of the Irish fans and will for many more years to come. 2. “Dearg Doom” - Horslips Next we have selected Horslips The Irish Celtic Rock band. You’ll be familiar with “Dearg Doom”. It is the number one song to get teams pumped for match day. This opening guitar solo is known all around the world, and rightly so! 3. “You can...

Memorabilia Showcase: Philip Chevron’s Suit & Kilt

Memorabilia Showcase: Philip Chevron’s Suit & Kilt Philip Ryan professionally known as Philip Chevron was an Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist. Hes best known as the lead guitarist for the celtic punk band The Pogues. He was also the frontman for the 1970’s punk rock band The Radiators From Space, Chevron was regarded as one of the most influential figures in Irish punk music. Philip was not only just the lead guitarist for the Pogues he was also a sophisticated songwriter, producer, musical director and interpreter.   Chevron was apart of one of the most iconic christmas songs ‘Fairytale of NewYork’ it’s on repeat every christmas and has been in the top 20 charts every year since 2005! He also wrote “Thousands are sailing” the classic The Irish Rock ‘N’ Roll Museum experience was delighted to receive a donation of Philip’s famous pinstripe Kilt suit. It was donated by Steven Averil, or Steve Rapid, the singer of Radiators from Space. Steve is also a very accomplished designer, who has designed many influential rock artwork. One of his first pieces was U2’s album “Boy”, and his agency AMP Visuals have worked with Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Hothouse Flowers, The Dubliners to name a few. Steve kindly donated Philip’s famous pinstripe suit to our museum on the behalf of Philip’s family and it’s one of our more popular pieces due to it’s striking appearance. Where did Philip wear this suit? One of the most frequent questions we get into the Museum after tours from visitors is “Where did Philip wear this kilt?” Philp wore this suit at many gigs, one particular...
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...