Cork Rock: From Rory Gallagher To The Sultans Of Ping by Mark McAvoy

By Mark McAvoy

2017 variation: Mark McAvoy explores the background of Cork rock track from the increase of mythical blues-rock guitarist Rory Gallagher and his profitable profession at the foreign degree, in the course of the Finbarr Donnelly-led punk period of the Eighties, to indie legends The Frank And Walters and the irrepressible Sultans Of Ping.

Cork Rock: From Rory Gallagher To The Sultans Of Ping explores the files, venues, personalities and tradition that sprang up round rock track in Ireland's moment urban. Delving deep into the tales in the back of seminal Cork acts reminiscent of flavor, 5 move all the way down to the ocean? and Microdisney, this e-book lines the careers of a few of the city's hottest and proficient musicians.

With specific photos and interviews with prime performers, managers, DJs and promoters, Cork Rock: From Rory Gallagher To The Sultans Of Ping is key interpreting for all actual track fans.

Mark McAvoy is a Cork-born journalist and writer. he's a graduate of collage collage Cork and holds an MA in Public relatives from the Dublin Institute of expertise.

A life-long track fan, Mark has written for the night Echo's 'Downtown' song and leisure complement for greater than ten years and has contributed to quite a number courses together with Village, NME and substitute Ulster.

"It'll require a feat of the loaves and fishes sort to higher Mark McAvoy's entire tackle Cork's titanic contribution to rock tune historical past. Cork Rock: From Rory Gallagher To The Sultans Of Ping is jam-packed with evidence and provocative anecdotes that weave the track into the tradition of Cork and the area past. you've got enjoyed the track, now learn the book." Jackie Hayden - scorching Press

"An first-class booklet" Brian Boyd - The Irish Times

"There's a hefty early specialise in Rory Gallagher who is given a nearly biographical going over. if you are into Cork tune - or simply are looking to examine extra approximately it - you'll rarely ask for a extra quirky, fact-filled and well-written guide." James Hendicott - kingdom Magazine

Cork Rock: From Rory Gallagher To The Sultans Of Ping was once chosen via Irish arts and tradition site OMG leisure as considered one of their 'Best 11 Books of 2009'.

"A paintings of huge significance for Cork's cultural historical past and a highly relaxing learn for somebody who has gigged, ligged or larked via the Lee." Des O'Driscoll - Irish Examiner

Cork Rock: From Rory Gallagher To The Sultans Of Ping used to be offered the accolade of sizzling Press 'Music booklet of The Fortnight'.

"By the top of this vibrant and deeply respectful booklet, a portrait of town and the quirky abilities it produces emerges, providing you with a brand new came upon recognize for where and its distinct inhabitants." Irish Voice (New York City)

"Opens with a superb monograph of the really proficient Rory Gallagher" Tom Widger - The Sunday Tribune

"McAvoy vividly describes the expansion and transformation of a track scene that either reflected the tendencies of the time and produced a different sound." Aliah O'Neill - Irish the USA Magazine

"A definitive and hugely readable consultant to the insurgent city’s ever-evolving rock scene.” David Roy – The Irish News

"An insightful and well-written publication. hugely recommended!" Ken Fallon -

Finalist within the 2013 'Cork's favorite e-book' festival.

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