The final performance from Luke Kelly still resonates with fans today, nearly four decades after the great man sadly passed. Dubliners singer Kelly was aged just 43 when he died from a brain tumour in Dublin in 1984.
Author: Andrew Moore
Andrew Moore is a writer for Irish Music Daily and Ireland Calling.
His favourite Irish music bands are the Dropkick Murphys and the Pogues.
Irish band from Ukraine reach out to fans to support their live online gigs
A band from Ukraine who play traditional Irish songs have taken to performing online concerts because the war in their country has prevented them from being able to work normally. The Jollys have been performing classic Irish folk songs for more than a decade after they formed in 2012.
Bono and The Edge reveal U2 was the band name they ‘disliked the least’
U2 are one of the most iconic rock bands in the world and have sold more than 150 million albums throughout their 40 years at the top of the music industry. However, the band may never have been – at least under the name U2.
Bono cringes at his own voice and only likes it on one U2 song
Rock legend Bono has revealed that he ‘cringes’ when he hears some of his band’s songs. The Dubliner has been the frontman for U2 since the 1980s and the band has enjoyed international success with numerous albums and hit songs such as With or Without You.
Ed Sheeran upsets trad fans with rendition of Raglan Road
Ed Sheeran has attracted some unwanted attention from Irish fans after he performed a cover of Raglan Road. The red-haired songwriter was a guest on BBC music’s new year’s show, Jools’ Annual Hootenanny 2021.