Stuart Bailie – Trouble Songs: Music & Conflict in Northern Ireland

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Stuart Bailie is a Belfast based music writer and broadcaster who has written for NME, Mojo, Uncut, Q, Vox, The Times, The Irish Times, Classic Rock and Hot Press. He wrote the authorised story of Thin Lizzy ‘The Ballad of the Thin Man’ in 1997. He has written TV and radio documentaries on U2, Elvis Costello, Glen Campbell and Thin Lizzy. He wrote and narrated a BBC TV history of music from Northern Ireland ‘So Hard to Beat’ in 2007. He is a co-founder the Oh Yeah Music Centre and was CEO from 2008-16.

Stuart has just published a book called ‘Trouble Songs‘ which focuses on the role of music in the Northern Ireland conflict. In this interview Stuart takes Dave Fanning through some of the songs associated or influenced by the Troubles.

Stuart Bailie – Dave Fanning interview (5th May 2018)


4 Responses to “Stuart Bailie – Trouble Songs: Music & Conflict in Northern Ireland”

  1. Good One Stuart look forward to reading it.
    Tim “Tie The Boy” Hegarty

  2. gerry molyneaux Says:

    how come no one mentions The Pound,ok fair enough The Harp was arguably the home of Belfast punk but so was The Pound.

  3. Hello Gerry, maybe someone should set the record straight! You write it I’ll post it!😎

  4. Hello Tim, hope all well with you, did you read it yet?

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