ISBN-13:
9781856356558

Explores the history of Cork rock music from the early days of legendary blues guitarist Rory Gallagher in the 1960s, to local indie legends The Frank And Walters and the irrepressible Sultans of Ping. This book explores the records, venues, personalities and culture that sprang up around rock music in Ireland's second city.
Mark McAvoy explores the history of Cork rock music from the early days of legendary blues 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", "Stump and Microdisney", this book traces the careers of many of the city's most popular and talented musicians.
A graduate of University College Cork, Cork-born writer and journalist Mark McAvoy holds a BA and a HDip. in Management & Marketing. He also holds a Masters in Public Relations from Dublin Institute of Technology. A life-long music fan, Mark has worked as a reporter, columnist and reviewer for the Evening Echo's weekly music, film and entertainment supplement Downtown for more than five years. During this time, he has interviewed many leading names in international music, as well as many established and emerging Cork acts.


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Popular culture; Ireland; c 1945 to c 2000 (Post-war period); 21st century; Popular music; Popular c