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Irish Blood English Heart
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Second-generation Irish musicians have played a vital role in the history of popular music in England. This book explores the role of Irish ethnicity in the lives and work of these musicians, focusing on three high-profile projects: Kevin Rowland and Dexys Midnight Runners, Shane MacGowan and The Pogues, and Morrissey/Marr and The Smiths. The book locates these musicians in a hyphenated ‘Irish-Englishness’ marked by ‘in-between-ness’ and explores the different ways that they engaged with this in-betweenness through their creative work and their engagements with audiences, the media and the music industry.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. ii-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. p. ix
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. ‘Dwellers on the Threshold’: A Prologue to the Book
  2. pp. 1-10
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  1. 1. ‘Here is a Protest’: Intervention and Recovery in Dexys Midnight Runners
  2. pp. 11-58
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  1. 2. The Importance of Being (London) Irish: Hybridity, Essentialism and The Pogues
  2. pp. 59-101
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  1. 3. ‘Oscillate Wildly’: Ambivalence, Elusiveness and The Smiths
  2. pp. 102-144
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  1. Coda: From the Margins to the Centre
  2. pp. 145-156
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  1. Notes & References
  2. pp. 159-224
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  1. Bibliography, Interviews, Discography,Films & TV/Radio Programmes
  2. pp. 225-249
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 250-260
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