Irelands Top 5 Rock n Roll Mother’s

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 mammies, & mammies of rockers. Here are our Top 5 Irish Rocking Mammies.       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...
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...
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...
The Ultimate Rock N Roll Weekend in Dublin

The Ultimate Rock N Roll Weekend in Dublin

Ultimate Rock and Roll Weekend We have some delightful news for all the Rock and Roll fans out there! We have the ultimate Rock N Roll Weekend coming to Dublin. With the Rock N Roll Marathon, Rock N Roll Festival and ourselves hosting Radio Nova at the museum, it’s the perfect way to celebrate our first birthday! Rock and Roll Marathon The number one global happening that brings together music and exercise is coming to Dublin the very first weekend in August! The Rock and Roll Marathon will take place throughout the city center from Friday the 5th to Sunday the 8th featuring races of different lengths as well as fun activities and of course, Rock N’ Roll! The route of the race passes some of Dublin’s scenic attractions like the famous Ha’Penny Bridge, Christ Church Cathedral, Ireland’s oldest pub Brazen Head, James Joyce Museum and the Guinness Brewery, finishing in one of Europe’s largest walled city parks – The Phoenix Park.  Rock and Roll Museum’s birthday Meanwhile, over at The Rock and Roll Museum we’re celebrating our 1st birthday! To commemorate our first successful year, we’re teaming up with Radio Nova, who will be broadcasting live from the museum! Join us on Saturday the 6th of August and celebrate our birthday with us! There will be some very special birthday giveaways announced during the broadcast, so stay tuned! In addition, for anyone competing in the races, we’re offering a 20% discount for all the runners! All you have to do is present your running bib or  medal at reception. You can register for the races here.   Rock and Roll Festival Last but...