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MESSING WITH THE KIDS: POP MUSIC AND YOUTH CULTURE IN IRELAND
Father Brian D’Arcy, speaking from a vinyl-pressing plant in Dublin, explores the influence of the rock and pop industry on young people. This remarkable
film includes concert footage of Rory Gallagher and interviews with Joe Dolan, Shay Healy, Gilbert O’Sullivan and the mother of a Bay City Roller!
FILM INFO: Radharc, 27 mins, Ireland, 1977, Digital
A day in the life of John, a 1950s enthusiast who established a Rock’n’Roll society in the village of Greenisland, County Antrim. The film show three generations of John’s family making posters, visiting a Carrickfergus record shop, and tailoring outfits for the weekly gathering of the society where they jive the night away to the music of The Alley Cats, a leading Belfast rockabilly band.
FILM INFO: Roy Spence, 22 mins, Northern Ireland, 1982, Digital
Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn