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...The Pogues were a London-based band that broke through commercially in the late 1980s and early 1990s. They initially played Irish folk music but invented and transitioned their sound to what is now recognized as Celtic punk and Celtic...

Irish Diaspora

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 70,000,000 (2003) No discussion on Irish music or indeed Irish people can be limited to either political entities or the island of Ireland. The Irish can be found in every part of the globe, but the largest diasporas...

—Stiff Records (UK)

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Stiff was founded in London in July 1976 by artist-managers Dave Robinson and Jake Riviera (aka Andrew Jakeman). They were leading figures in the ‘pub rock’ scene of the early 1970s and, with £400 borrowed from the group Dr Feelgood...

The Pogues' Rum, Sodomy & The Lash

Bloomsbury Academic, 2008

33 1/3 Books

...To absorb Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash is to be taken on a wild voyage with a cast of downtrodden revolutionaries. Despite this notion, the epic themes of the Pogues' second full length record have been overlooked by both critics...