The International Day of Rock N Roll is because of the Irish!

The International Day of Rock N Roll is because of the Irish!

Did you know that the Irish can claim the International Day of Rock ‘N’ Roll? Today, the 13th of July marks the celebration of the International Day of Rock ‘N’ Roll. It’s a day to celebrate the best music and the Rock ‘N’ Roll lifestyle. Rock music originated in America in the 1950s, and has shaped every generation since. However, some of you youngsters may not know but the international Day of Rock ‘N’ Roll originated to celebrate the memory of July 13th 1985, the day the Rock Giants raised their instruments and £30milllion for charity. Live Aid was organized by Ireland’s very own Bob Geldof with guest performances by rock giants like The Who, Status Quo, Led Zeppelin, Dire Straits, Madonna, Queen, David Bowie, BB King, Mick Jagger, Sting, Scorpions, U2, Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Eric Clapton and Black Sabbath. The event planned to raise €10million and tripled that showing the real power of music. Today is a special day for rockers around the world, but the Irish get to celebrate it in a special way as it’s named after an initiative driven by Irish Rock N Rollers. That’s ours and even if Live Aid was in Wembley that day would not have happened without Bob and the Boomtown Rats. So what should you do to celebrate? Watch this video. We’d say it’s experiencing a surge of views today. Spotify is also celebrating the day of rock! Go listen to our latest playlists here Would you like to know more about Irish Music and it’s colourful history? Then we suggest you visit Dave Fanning’s Story of Irish Rock Music...
A U2 Weekend to Remember

A U2 Weekend to Remember

    U2 fans worldwide are descending on Croke Park over the weekend of July 22nd. We can almost hear the choruses of “With or Without you” echoing across the city. Want to make the most of the weekend? The Button Factory is hosting U2 Cover Band Zooropa on Friday the 21st! On top of that we here at The Irish Rock N Roll Museum are offering 20% off to U2 and Zooropa fans on our tours all weekend. The Irish Rock N Roll Museum is a guided tour starting off in The Button Factory and offers visitors a chance to tour a live venue, a recording studios, with a U2 Room, Thin Lizzy memorabilia, U2 Waxworks donated by our sister museum The National Wax Museum Plus and the chance to take to the stage yourself. This is a must do for U2 Fans visiting Dublin. We’re also offering some fans a unique opportunity to see Zooropa rehearse on Friday evening. For more on what the Irish Rock N Roll Museum experience is like, visit our Instagram Page. We think we have a new natural born tourguide with us. Gary started last week and today he taught our earlier tour how to play With or Without You by U2!😎 A post shared by Irish Rock Museum (@irishrockmuseum) on Jul 3, 2017 at 6:03am PDT We’re also a family friendly venue. So if you’re not fortunate enough to have tickets to U2 bring the kids down and let them loose on our stage! A Child ticket costs €8.00 Some future stars visited us over the week-end and treated us to a cover...
Ireland’s Influence On The American Rock Scene – From An American

Ireland’s Influence On The American Rock Scene – From An American

Ireland’s Influence On The American Rock Scene - From An American   Have you ever tried to define that “something” that Ireland has? That “Irish flair”? I was trying to write a description, but any attempt was terrible. It’s very difficult to express it with words, but y’all know what I’m talking about. So, while famous bands and artists like Thin Lizzy, U2, The Pogues and The Dubliners were taking stance as classic Irish Rockers, their sound and their Irish-being was influencing a new generation of musicians on the other side of the world: (drumroll)… America!   Let me introduce you to… 3 Irish-American artists who brought the Irish flair to the American rock scene!   Dropkick Murphys I’m American so naturally the first band I’ll mention are the Dropkick Murphys. They bring Irish flair  to St. Patrick’s Day festivals around the world and they kick ass when they’re gigging bars around Boston. They are one of the most famous American Celtic Punk Bands. Dropkick Murphys just released their new album “11 Stories of Pain and Glory”, but they are slaying the American scene since their foundation in 1996. The founding member Ken Casey, bass guitarist and singer, took inspiration from The Pogues, The Dubliners and Greenland Whalefishers to fuse the band’s iconic Celtic sound with American Punk angst.   Sorry fans but their Dublin July concert is already sold out! We’ll all need to be faster next time, myself included.   Flogging Molly This is the story of Dave, a kid that grew up on the south-side of Dublin. He left his beloved city to move to California...
Tradfest 2017 Experience

Tradfest 2017 Experience

Temple Bar Tradfest 2017 For Temple Bar TradFest 2017, we will be running Traditional Irish Music themed tours. On top of that, we’re offering a 20% discount on admission for anyone with a ticket for a Tradfest gig! Temple Bar’s Tradfest 2017 is an annual celebration showcasing the best of both Irish and International Traditional and Folk music. Once a small niche festival, Temple Bar Tradfest has gone from strength to strength in recent years. Tradfest 2017, yet again sees a host of talented artists taking to the stage across various venues. Genres range from folk and nu-folk to even Rock ‘N’ Roll. The past decade has seen the festival grow in terms of size and ambition, with this year looking to be the best yet! You can get tickets for the various gigs here. Tradfest 2017 Themed Tours To show our support for Temple Bar TradFest 2017 yet again we will be running our very popular and interesting Traditional Irish Music themed tour. Our knowledgeable tour guides will recount the story of Irish traditional music and pay particular homage to those Trad artists who have frequented the studios and venue in which the tour takes place. Those honoured include Donal Lunny, Luka Bloom, Declan Sinnott, The Gloaming and many more. Visitors will also get the chance to see a live working venue and a working recording studio where many of Ireland’s top traditional albums were produced. There is also memorabilia from such artists as Glen Hansard, Mundy, The Hothouse Flowers, Paddy Casey and more. Tradfest 20% Discount In addition, for those of you coming to enjoy and celebrate this...
Discount for Concertgoers

Discount for Concertgoers

To celebrate our love and your love of rock music, and all music we’re offering a brand new concertgoer’s Irish Rock Museum discount. Irish Rock Museum Discount We’re passionate about music at the Irish Rock N Roll Museum. It goes without saying we have a particular love for Rock music of the Irish variety, but we love and respect music in all forms and try our best to incorporate a wide variety of Irish bands in our tour and museum. Live music remains such an amazing form of artistic expression and something we at the museum want to celebrate. In the interest of this, 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     Book Now...
The Ultimate Family Deal – Wax Museum Family Combo

The Ultimate Family Deal – Wax Museum Family Combo

Family Combo Deal We’re delighted to announce our new Family Combo Deal, one ticket for two of Dublin’s best museums at a great price. If you’re torn between nostalgic parents wanting to relive their youth, and kids that want to see their favourite cartoon heroes in the Wax Museum, never fear there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Family Day Out at the Rock Museum The museum is a great place for a family outing. There’s something for everyone, with loads of nostalgic rock history and memorabilia to bring parents’ memories flooding back, and interactive dress up and karaoke for the kids to enjoy. The tour guides have stories ranging from early Thin Lizzy to Rihanna’s time recording in the studio, a range of tales spanning decades and genres. It’s loads of fun and something a bit different from your usual family activity. Wax Museum Plus - Fun for all the family The Wax Museum Plus is an equally great but very different experience for families. It features a journey through Irish History, Kids World, interactive Science & Discovery Zone and Wax Factor studios (where you can record your own music video)! As an added memento, you can also get your very own Wax Hand in a variety of colours! Buy Now...