Reflections of a London-Irish musician: an interview with Cáit O'Riordan

Campbell, Sean (2013) Reflections of a London-Irish musician: an interview with Cáit O'Riordan. Irish Studies Review, 21 (1). pp. 114-122. ISSN 1469-9303

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09670882.2012.758946

Abstract

The second-generation Irish have played a major role in the history of popular music in Britain. The significance of Irish ethnicity in the lives and work of these musicians has recently been addressed. However, scant attention has been paid to issues of gender amongst this generation of musicians, and the role of female musicians has been largely overlooked. This essay seeks to address this issue, via an interview with Cáit O'Riordan, the former bass guitarist (and occasional vocalist) in The Pogues. The article suggests that the voice of O'Riordan might serve as a useful starting point in addressing the role of female musicians amongst the Irish diaspora in Britain.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: musician, irish, Cáit O'Riordan
Faculty: Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences
Depositing User: Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 30 May 2013 10:41
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2017 15:29
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/293032

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