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In Search of the Craic: One Man's Pub Crawl through Irish Music

Colin Irwin

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ISBN 10: 0233002944 / ISBN 13: 9780233002941
Published by Andre Deutsch, 2010
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Title: In Search of the Craic: One Man's Pub Crawl ...

Publisher: Andre Deutsch

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

Edition: Rev Exp.

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Chatting with Bono, Sinead O’Connor, and Christy Moore; visiting the spa town where farmers come searching for wives; and drinking hot toddies with the legendary Keane sisters of Galway Colin Irwin undertakes a long journey into Ireland’s musical soul

After 25 years visiting Ireland both as a music writer and a tourist, Colin Irwin goes in search of Irish music in Ireland not in big concert halls or grand arenas, but in the small pubs in remote areas where the locals habitually gravitate for those informal sessions that invariably develop into a serious social occasion universally known as the craic. For those who play it, it is not a style of music, but a way of life, producing its own culture and characters. Conversations with such leading Irish musicians as Christy Moore, Donal Lunny, Paddy Moloney, Martin Hayes, Andy Irvine, Cara Dillon, Paul Brady, and Frankie Gavin are detailed; they tell Colin about their experiences and direct him to places where the craic is mightiest. This is the story of Colin’s journey into Ireland's musical soul and the extraordinary characters he meets along the way.

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Colin Irwin has contributed to such publications as the Guardian, Daily Telegraph, and the Sunday Times. He is the author of In Search of Albionand Legendary Sessions: Bob Dylan: Highway 61 RevisitedMoya Brennan is a Grammy Award-nominated Irish folksinger, songwriter, harpist, and philanthropist. She is widely regarded today as the "First Lady of Celtic Music."

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