Break it Down

Irish Boybands: Sounds of The Celtic Tiger

June 24, 2020 Holly and Hilary
Break it Down
Irish Boybands: Sounds of The Celtic Tiger
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Break it Down
Irish Boybands: Sounds of The Celtic Tiger
Jun 24, 2020
Holly and Hilary

On this episode, we delve deep into the world of Irish boybands. We chat about Boyzone and Westlife's beginnings; how they reflect the cultural context of Celtic Tiger Ireland; manufactured pop; authenticity and much more!
Hope you all enjoy!


*** Apologies, we rechecked our notes and sources and realized that the statement from 26:35 - 26:40 is incorrect, the correct quote came from Keith Duffy which states: "Initially, when Louis told us that, I thought he wanted us to be gay."

Artwork by: @akalashell

Boogie Woogie Bed by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Artist: http://audionautix.com/

Episode Shoutouts:

Instagram: the_bead_project
Instagram: thosemoviedudes


Works Cited:

A History of Irish Autobiography: edited by Liam Harte, The Celtic Tiger Celebrity Memoir. Pp.371-373.

Coulter, Colin, and Steve Coleman. The end of Irish History? Reflections on the Celtic Tiger. Manchester University Press, 2003.

Nicky Byrne auditions for the Den | The Late Late Show:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyol8pLsMSY

Picture Of You: Boyzone Stephen Gately Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s214pteueRo

RTÉ Archives: Boyzone - https://www.rte.ie/archives/category/archives/?q=boyzone&filter=programmeid:30004608%20OR%20uri:*%2F%2Fwww.rte.ie%2Farchives%2F*&page=1

Sullivan, Moynagh. “Boyz to Menz (Own): Irish Boys Bands and the Alternative Nation.” The Irish Review (1986-), no. 34, 2006, pp. 58–73. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/29736297.

The Science Behind Why We Love Boy Bands: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BamUPXaM1nQ

Wald, Gayle. “I Want It That Way”: Teenybopper Music and the Girling of Boy Bands
Published: March 1, 2002.

Show Notes

On this episode, we delve deep into the world of Irish boybands. We chat about Boyzone and Westlife's beginnings; how they reflect the cultural context of Celtic Tiger Ireland; manufactured pop; authenticity and much more!
Hope you all enjoy!


*** Apologies, we rechecked our notes and sources and realized that the statement from 26:35 - 26:40 is incorrect, the correct quote came from Keith Duffy which states: "Initially, when Louis told us that, I thought he wanted us to be gay."

Artwork by: @akalashell

Boogie Woogie Bed by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Artist: http://audionautix.com/

Episode Shoutouts:

Instagram: the_bead_project
Instagram: thosemoviedudes


Works Cited:

A History of Irish Autobiography: edited by Liam Harte, The Celtic Tiger Celebrity Memoir. Pp.371-373.

Coulter, Colin, and Steve Coleman. The end of Irish History? Reflections on the Celtic Tiger. Manchester University Press, 2003.

Nicky Byrne auditions for the Den | The Late Late Show:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyol8pLsMSY

Picture Of You: Boyzone Stephen Gately Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s214pteueRo

RTÉ Archives: Boyzone - https://www.rte.ie/archives/category/archives/?q=boyzone&filter=programmeid:30004608%20OR%20uri:*%2F%2Fwww.rte.ie%2Farchives%2F*&page=1

Sullivan, Moynagh. “Boyz to Menz (Own): Irish Boys Bands and the Alternative Nation.” The Irish Review (1986-), no. 34, 2006, pp. 58–73. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/29736297.

The Science Behind Why We Love Boy Bands: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BamUPXaM1nQ

Wald, Gayle. “I Want It That Way”: Teenybopper Music and the Girling of Boy Bands
Published: March 1, 2002.