Brian McMahon and Sinead Kenny from Brand New Retro bring their entertaining live show Ireland Goes Pop to The Circular, on Friday 10th May as part of the Culture Date with Dublin 8 festival.

The show takes place in the Other Hand Bar, in the Circular, SCR, D08 W6A2
Starts at 7:30 and finishes at 9.00, with a 10 minute interval. Show is followed by a Brand New Retro DJ set until late.

Free admission, but early arrival recommended.

The show looks at how insular Ireland fell under the spell of pop music, fashion, television and youth culture in the 1960s, and began its journey of catching up with the modern world. From the dark days of Develera to the worldwide success of U2, Ireland Goes Pop takes the audience on a pop culture rollercoaster ride – or should that be, a ghost train ride?

Using bundles of original magazines and artifacts to augment their slideshow, the presenters also tap into their own first-hand experiences, and memories of key milestones that happened between 1960 and 1990, lending a unique personal perspective to the story. 

About the presenters:

Brian created the award-winning website which he runs with Sinead. He is the author of the 2015 Brand New Retro book and was a pundit on a number of  RTE TV documentaries including The Way We Were and How Ireland Rocked the 80s. Sinead has appeared on RTE’s National Treasures and on various TG4 programmes. 

After the show, there will be Brand New Retro vinyl DJ set playing classic and underground disco, funk, soul, indie, and new wave until late.

Show is followed by a live BNR DJ set from 9 to late
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