Cork Rock: From Rory Gallagher to the Sultans of Ping


2017 Edition: Mark McAvoy explores the history of Cork rock music from the early days of legendary blues-rock guitarist Rory Gallagher in the 1960s through the Finbarr Donnelly-led punk era of the 1980s, to local indie legends The Frank And Walters and the irrepressible Sultans Of Ping. Cork Rock: From Rory Gallagher To The Sultans Of Ping explores the records, venues, personalities and culture that sprang up around rock music in Ireland's second city. Delving deep into the stories behind seminal Cork acts such as Taste, Five Go Down To The Sea? and Microdisney, this book traces the careers of many of the city's most popular and talented musicians. With exclusive photographs and interviews with leading performers, managers, DJs and promoters, Cork Rock: From Rory Gallagher To The Sultans Of Ping is essential reading for all true music fans.

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