The Irish Rock Story: A Tale of Two Cities

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The Irish Rock Story: A Tale of Two Cities


Documentary telling the story of how rock music evolved in Ireland over 40 years. The film demonstrates how the sounds that emerged were grounded in the musical traditions of the island's two main cities, from the pioneering touring showbands of the late 1950s through to the modern day. Richard Dormer narrates an examination of how the harder sounds of Belfast merged with the more folk-centric traditions of Dublin, celebrates some of the key musicians to have emerged from the Irish scene, and reveals how they were influenced by the political, social and cultural climate of their surroundings. With contributions from U2, Sinead O'Connor and Bob Geldof.

Cast & Crew

Narrator Richard Dormer
Contributor U2
Contributor Sinead O'Connor
Contributor Bob Geldof
Editor Guy Crossman
Producer Mike Connolly
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