Sunday, December 10, 2017

Mural and Music

I'm linking up at Monday Mural hosted by Oakland Daily Photo.

Tom the backroads traveller hosts this weekly meme. 

September 2015 - Dublin Ireland

The world famous Temple Bar area just off the River Liffey is an incredible arts district in the heart of Dublin City Centre.


This giant mural dominates a huge wall just a couple blocks from the Olympia Theatre. Even from a distance you can’t miss the imagery of Sinead O’Connor, U2, and Thin Lizzy.


The Rockarchives Gallery’s “Wall Of Fame” was unveiled in 2003 to celebrate musicians that left the biggest influence on not only Irish music but also contributed to the world music scene.

On each of the windows of the Irish Wall of Fame, twelve different artists are spotlighted. U2 gets a window that dwarfs the others by almost a 4 to 1 ratio. You’ll see images of Irish Music Royalty including Luke Kelly (The Dubliners), Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy), Sinead O’Connor, Bob Geldoff, Christy Moore, Blues legend Rory Gallagher, Paul Brady, Shane MacGowan (The Pogues), Van Morrison, and The Undertones.
Click on the link above to see Lynott's sculpture on Grafton St.

The Pogues - Dirty Old Town


  1. ...Jackie. I've heard about Dublin's murals, what a wonderful asset. I'm sorry to say that my knowledge of Irish music is not very good. I need to work on that. Thanks for stopping by, please come again.

  2. Interesting wall of fame. I know some of the singers.

  3. Great photos to a well known song.
    Greetings from Germany

  4. I really like the Wall Of Fame. Great song too

  5. WOW! Love the Wall of Fame and the song! Happy Monday.

  6. Lots of pride expressed on a big canvas. I didn't know The Pogues but I immediately heard the direct connection between Irish music and the American folk tradition. Thank you for both. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.


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