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Best Irish bands....

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by hipipol, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. DaveCinzano


    Didn't one of them used to be in the Irish Navy? :D :cool:
  2. Idris2002

    Idris2002 LEFT SR

    No, he joined the army so he could be a general like his mother before him.
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  3. Idris2002

    Idris2002 LEFT SR

    You're thinking of Ronnie and the boys:

  4. Athos

    Athos Well-Known Member

    Yes, I'd agree with that.

    Though you could tell he was great even back then; apparently, when asked what it was like to be the best guitarist in the world, Jimi Hendrix said "you'll have to ask Rory Gallagher".

    I played a gig the other night, wearing an RG t shirt and a bloke came up to me after and reckoned that, on one UK and Ireland tour, he'd gone to every date, and stood at the front. He said that, on the last night, Rory's brother came to fetch him backstage afterwards, where he had a drink with the great man. He got a bit emotional recounting the story.
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  5. Idris2002

    Idris2002 LEFT SR

    Surprised we've not had Van yet, tbh:

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  6. Idris2002

    Idris2002 LEFT SR

    Original name, 'the Cranberry Saw Us'.
  7. flypanam

    flypanam Slip the leash and the chain

  8. Idris2002

    Idris2002 LEFT SR

    I had this on tape years and years ago, still as good as I remember:

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  9. Idris2002

    Idris2002 LEFT SR

    More Van:

  10. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

  11. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda 100% echtes Pandabär!!

    Fatima Mansions.
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  12. Idris2002

    Idris2002 LEFT SR

    Does anyone else remember Light a Big Fire?

  13. Idris2002

    Idris2002 LEFT SR

    And let's not forget either the Radiators from Space:

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  14. Idris2002

    Idris2002 LEFT SR

    You never hear this one on the radio at home:

    Sadly, I think that's for the obvious reason.
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  15. Limejuice

    Limejuice Well-Known Member

    The Tain by Horslips is a great album.
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  16. Idris2002

    Idris2002 LEFT SR

    Neil Hannon has (with one exception) always ploughed his own furrow.

    Though it is an acquired taste:

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  17. Idris2002

    Idris2002 LEFT SR

    Skid Row - not to be confused with the LA Hair Metal also-rans of the 80s. Gary Moore's first band, from about 1970, and led by Brush Shiels:

  18. Idris2002

    Idris2002 LEFT SR

    Get your hippy-folky vibe on with Dr. Strangely Strange:

  19. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

  20. Idris2002

    Idris2002 LEFT SR

    The Virgin Prunes - another band that U2 could have been.
  21. Idris2002

    Idris2002 LEFT SR

    Not many people know this, but U2 started as a tribute to the Joshua Trio:

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  22. phillm

    phillm Well-Known Member

    Not them.....obviously...
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  23. Idris2002

    Idris2002 LEFT SR

    Oh. My. God.
  24. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    If sort of is allowed then Stump can go in there as well
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  25. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

  26. Lurdan

    Lurdan old wave

    Them - Gloria

    The Wheels - Road Block

  27. clicker

    clicker nanook rubs it....

  28. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    This might be my favourite Irish song ever.

  29. Idris2002

    Idris2002 LEFT SR

    And let's not forget the bold Daniel O'D.

    (this one is actually surprisingly good)
  30. Idris2002

    Idris2002 LEFT SR

    Time we had some jazz on this thread:


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