'Hybridity and National Musics: The Case of Irish Rock Music'

Martin McLoone, Noel McLaughlin

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    The article explores the possibility of a national music culture within the global form of rock music. The various theoretical approaches to the issue are examined and then specific examples of Irish rock music are explored as forms of hybridity which marry a sense of the local with the sounds of the global. Among the artists considered are Van Morrison, Horslips, Sinéad O'Connor and the Pogues
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)181-199
    JournalPopular Music
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2000



    • post-colonialism
    • national culture
    • global culture
    • hybridity
    • rock music
    • Ireland

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    McLoone, M., & McLaughlin, N. (2000). 'Hybridity and National Musics: The Case of Irish Rock Music'. Popular Music, 19(2), 181-199.