Where the Streets Have 2 Names

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Where the Streets Have 2 Names

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Where the Streets Have 2 Names features hundreds of previously unpublished photographs by award-winning photographer Patrick Brocklebank, documenting U2’s early days as well as the rise of other groups who were part of Dublin's music scene at that time, such as: the Virgin Prunes, The Blades, The Black Catholics, The Undertones and The Buzzcocks.

The photos capture iconic moments in the lives of these bands, particularly U2, and are accompanied by numerous untold anecdotes about the band members and the long-gone music venues of that era, where many of the bands’ most seminal gigs were performed. The book captures the atmosphere of the time – a recessionary Dublin, a youthful individuality and a sense of rebellion – and provides a fascinating insight into the culture and characters on the Dublin music scene from 1978–1981.

About the Editor 

Sinéad Molony is a freelance editor and PhD student at University College Dublin. She is interested in the self-representations and gendered performances of women in Dublin City. Her research has taken her to Australia, Canada and Belgium where she has presented on a wide array of topics about Dublin City, including Pyjama Girls, Imelda May, Queen Elizabeth and US President Barack Obama’s visits to Ireland in May 2011 and Dublin’s street-traders among other subjects. She has also researched, produced and directed an Irish language documentary for TG4 entitled Tragóid na Moresby.

About the Author 

Patrick Brocklebank began his career as a graphic artist and freelance photographer for Hot Press, In Dublin magazine and the Sunday Tribune newspaper in the late seventies and early eighties. During this time he got to know and work with many local bands including U2 and the Virgin Prunes. Such bands would request him to photograph them, along with receiving regular commissions from various Dublin and national publications, the results of which are documented in Where the Streets Have 2 Names.

In recent years, he has staged a number of solo and group exhibitions of his paintings and graphics in Dublin venues such as the 101 Restaurant, Talbot St. (2001), Dalkey Town Hall (2002) and Crow Gallery Temple Bar (2009) and is a regular exhibitor at the United Arts Club, Dublin working mainly in oils and mixed media. In 2012, the Little Museum of Dublin invited Patrick to exhibit a number of his early photographs of U2. This show attracted more than 10,000 members of the general public and received international media attention. In April 2013 this exhibition was mounted in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, Ohio.

ISBN: 9781907593574

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