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Waking Up in Dublin

Waking Up in Dublin

Author(s): Mic Moroney

Location(s): Dublin

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): Modern



Ireland’s music has known few better times, with bands like U2 and the Pogues adopting a global yet somehow parochial presence. But there’s more to the country than multimedia stage shows and stumbling drunkards with bad teeth. Mic Moroney, longtime Dublin resident and music journalist for “The Irish Times”, is no stranger to the Celtic capital, and in “Waking Up In Dublin”, he takes the reader on a walk around his city to discover its musical heritage, unearthing authentic folk music in local bars, braving the clubs on the legendary Temple Street and even visiting the recording studio where U2 cut their first album. Aimed at all lovers of Gaelic culture and music, this is an insider’s guide to the cultural underbelly of this famous city

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This a really great amble around the city – even Whelans gets a mention. A wonderful person tour -Trig Gloverson –

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