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U2

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...One of the world’s best-selling music artists in history, as well as the band with the most Grammy Awards (twenty-two), U2 is an Irish alternative rock band, rooted in post-punk, but eventually influenced by aspects of electronic music. Its...

The Pogues

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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...

Enya

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...In the 1980s and 1990s, Enya’s combination of Celtic, folk, and electronic music propelled her to international fame as a singer and songwriter. Born to a musical Irish family in 1961, Enya joined the band Clannad with her older siblings...
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...As one of the leaders of the shoegazing genre, My Bloody Valentine’s heavy, dissonant sound set it apart from other members of the post-punk scene. The band was formed in Dublin in 1983 after Kevin Shields and Colm Ó Cíosóig’s band, A Life...

“In God’s Country”: Spatial Sacredness in U2

U2 and the Religious Impulse : Take Me Higher

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...U2 has understood the development of their songwriting as being most poignant when something sacred occurs. Similarly, fans of their music often refer to a U2 concert in spiritual terms, where an average stadium is turned into a sacred...

‘Uíbh Fhalí, how I miss you with your heather scented air’

Sporting Sounds : Relationships between sport and music

Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business, 2009

Scholarly Books

...Ireland is well known and highly regarded for its music. As the then Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Bertie Ahern stated in 1998:music and writing have always played a central role in the social and cultural life of Ireland. Not only is music...

“You Carried the Cross of My Shame”: From Crippling Stigma to Infectious Joy in the Songs of U2

U2 and the Religious Impulse : Take Me Higher

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...The human experience of shame has been widely neglected in western theology and culture, despite clearly being a crucial theme in the Bible as well as a significant feature of many cultures around the world. There are many reasons for this,...

Cork

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

The Continuum International, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 123,062 (2000) Cork is the second-largest city in the Republic of Ireland and, while it does not enjoy Dublin’s international fame, at the beginning of the twenty-first century a vibrant local music scene...

“Like Faith Needs a Doubt”: U2 and the Theist/Nontheist Dialogue

U2 and the Religious Impulse : Take Me Higher

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...An increasing number of people, particularly in the West, are identifying as agnostic, atheist, or humanist; they have a nontheistic worldview. As the culture becomes more diverse, there is a need for models of engagement where friendship...

‘Players Must Be of a Good Class’

Music and Sound in Silent Film : From the Nickelodeon to The Artist

Taylor & Francis Group, 2019

Scholarly Books

...‘Good music will invariably command audience,’ an unnamed writer argued in the Irish Limelight, Ireland’s first cinema journal, in 1918, ‘and in Ireland, where we have an intensely musical people, the coming of the cinema orchestra has been...