David Bowie strolling down the Liffey and The Dubliners enjoying a pint show off the magic of Dublin’s history.
Ireland’s capital Dublin City may not be the largest of the world’s capitals but it certainly packs a punch. As can be attested for with these remarkable images of some of music’s most iconic stars strolling along our streets and taking in the cobbles and the River Liffey.
With thanks to the Facebook page Rare Irish Stuff, whose Dublin-based business specializes in the sale of unique Irish memorabilia and pub decor, we’ve compiled this collection of musically-themed Dublin nostalgia which has us pining for gig nights in the city where concert-goers take over the streets.
The birthplace to the likes of U2, Glen Hansard and The Frames, The Script, Damien Dempsey, Thin Lizzy, Declan O’Rourke, and of course, The Dubliners, Dublin still has a vibrant music scene where any tourist or local can find something to enjoy.
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Here are some of the best:
Well, if The Dubliners love it, we’re sure it’ll soon become a favorite of ours.
The Dubliners in Mulligans of Poolbeg Street, 1970's.Posted by Rare Irish Stuff on Dé hAoine, 24 Samhain 2017
Soccer and music collide with Lynott and Best in the 1970s:
Phil Lynott and George Best, Dublin, 1970's Instagram @RareIrishStuffPosted by Rare Irish Stuff on Déardaoin, 30 Samhain 2017
Jimi Hendrix moonlighting with Irish band “Éire Apparent:”
Jimi Hendrix with Irish band 'Eire Apparent'. Hendrix produced and played on their first and only album named 'Sun Rise'. He also lived and toured with the band until their demise in 1970.Posted by Rare Irish Stuff on Dé Céadaoin, 7 Márta 2018
In 1997, the iconic David Bowie took a stroll down the Liffey:
David Bowie, Wellington Quay, Dublin, 1997 Photo: Tracey EminPosted by Rare Irish Stuff on Dé Máirt, 24 Deireadh Fómhair 2017
That time Luke Kelly gave off an Ed Sheeran vibe:
Rare photo of two Dublin legends together. From Carmel O'Shea.Posted by Rare Irish Stuff on Dé Luain, 31 Iúil 2017
The phenomenal cast of classic music movie “The Commitments:”
Posted by Rare Irish Stuff on Dé Luain, 14 Samhain 2016
An Irish and English legend:
Tom Jones & Luke Kelly, Dublin, 1967Posted by Rare Irish Stuff on Déardaoin, 30 Meitheamh 2016
Phil Lynott taking a cycle in Howth:
Phil + Sarah, Howth, 1982 Photo thanks to Peter MiroloPosted by Rare Irish Stuff on Dé hAoine, 3 Meitheamh 2016
Who knew Bruce Springsteen was a fish and chips fan?
Bruce Springsteen sorting his fish & chips after a pint in The Long Hall Pub over the weekend. Thanks to Linda Sheehan for the photo.Posted by Rare Irish Stuff on Dé Máirt, 31 Bealtaine 2016
An 80s classic:
Andy Fletcher from Depeche Mode, Dublin Pub, 1983. Photo thanks to BrandNewRetroPosted by Rare Irish Stuff on Déardaoin, 30 Iúil 2015
Beatlesmania hitting Ireland:
The Beatles arrive in Ireland - 51 years ago today. Three of the Beatles are of Irish descent - Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison. Footage - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bStVvt8Pwd8Posted by Rare Irish Stuff on Dé hAoine, 7 Samhain 2014
Have you ever happened across a famous musician in Dublin? Tell us about the experience in the comments section, below.
H/T: Rare Irish Stuff