- 09 Sep 09
Mercier Press have published Cork Rock-From Rory Gallagher to the Sultans of Ping, a book that tells the story of the growth of rock music in the City over the last five decades.
Written by Mark McAvoy, Cork Rock explores the history of Cork rock from the early days of legendary guitarist Rory Gallagher in the 1960s, through the Finbarr Donnelly-led punk era of the 1980s, to local indie legends The Frank And Walters and the irrepressible Sultans of Ping. Along the way, McAvoy’s book explores the records, venues, personalities and culture that sprang up around rock music on Leeside. Delving deep into the stories behind seminal Cork acts such as Taste, Five Go Down To The Sea? and more, Cork Rock is packed with facts and provocative anecdotes that weave the music into the culture of Cork and the world beyond.
As Hot Press’ Jackie Hayden says about Cork Rock,” It’ll require a feat of the loaves and fishes variety to better Mark McAvoy’s comprehensive take on Cork’s substantial contribution to rock music history. You’ve loved the music, now read the book.”
Cork Rock retails at €16.99.