Music of Northern Ireland

  • 1960
    Did you get the chance to read ‘the Bands don't play here no more' if you did, then you will have a rough idea as to what life was like in Belfast during the 1970s....

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  • 1970
    Then; as we entered the 1970s it was all so obvious by then. The city’s night life had already started to deteriorate, part from fear, part from caution....

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  • Present Day
    What followed next; was the era the Good Vibrations movie, and Hooligan the Book both spoke off, but thankfully that’s not how it all happened....

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Terri has a story!


  • Terri Hooley merely hijacked the Punk Movement, he never created, nor was it he who imported it, but he has been holding it ransom, and living of the back of it ever since!

    Which is a shame really, because Terri really has a story to tell, he just needs someone to untangle the web of lies. To remove the fantasy, and take away the bullshit, leaving just the truth visible. Why he can’t just let others tell, what he and the movie didn’t tell you; simply because he and the makers of the film didn’t know?

     

  • Facts; like when the Ramones were playing at C.B.G.Bs back in 75, and as the Sex Pistols were preparing to play for the first time at St Martins College, November of that very same year. Rudi; the first, of all the Ulster Punk bands were also preparing a gig of their own in Belfast, November 1975. Fast forward one year, they, were then followed, first by Stiff Little Fingers, then the Outcast to name all but a few. The new generation with new ideas and opinions, determent to pick up and supersede were the sixties left off, was now born!

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I didn’t start out on this journey with the sole intention to promote my own book. No;
I have made that clear right from the very start; this project has always been about the positive and creative side of Northern Ireland, the side obscured throughout those difficult times; the troubles!

Ignored by the World as they judged us, and at the same time they overlooked our creative side, the talent that was produced, and of course that burning desire we all have to succeed.

Fear and ignorance kept the major record companies away, but now you the chance to discover and to catch up on what they missed out on.

To see and hear some of the talent that has come out of this tiny little province in the past forty years. Names from both past to present, those who have made “Good Vibrations” a topic to talk about today, so sit back and simply enjoy!!!.