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is born in Moate, County Westmeath, Eire. He will establish himself as a popular country music singer.
Irish blues band Them, featuring vocalist Van Morrison
, play in Sheffield, UK.
plus Eire Apparent play the third of five nights at The Whisky A-Go-Go
, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Eric Burdon And
During their Sounds Of Ireland tour, The Irish Rovers
' are playing a week of shows at The Place Des Arts, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Midnight Runners play at Demelza's, Penzance, England, UK, Europe.
Midnight Runners play at the Mansion House, Dublin, Eire, Europe.
and Gary Moore play at Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wisconsin, USA.
Opening a British tour, Elton John
plays the first of four nights at RDS, Dublin, Eire, Europe.
play at the City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester, UK, supported by Snow Patrol
play at the City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester, England, UK, supported by Athlete
The Live8 Concert
in Hyde Park, London, England, UK, (and several other cities worldwide), features artists including Pink Floyd
, Elton John
, Annie Lennox
, Muse, Razorlight
, Scissor Sisters
, Paul McCartney
, Joss Stone, Stereophonics, Sting, Robbie Williams
, Stevie Wonder
, R.E.M., The Cure
, Velvet Revolver
, Bob Geldof
, The Killers
and Snow Patrol
Ronan Keating plays at Bickling Hall, Norfolk, England, UK, supported by Beulah.
The Saw Doctors play at Eastleigh Summer Festival, Fleming Park, Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK.
And The Hot Licks play at Temple Bar Music Centre, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Irish/American virtuoso acoustic guitarist and recording artist Eric Roche
dies in his sleep, in Haverhill, Suffolk, England, UK, after a year-long battle with cancer.
The Edge of U2
and Mary J. Blige
are among the celebrities attending the 'A Night of Humanity' event in aid of Hope Help And Relief Haiti at Urban Zen in New York City, USA.
The BPI announces that more than one in ten people between the ages of 12 and 74 made at least one digital music purchase during 2009. This is the first time this number has risen above the 10% mark.
The DVD/Blu-Ray U2 360 At The Rose Bowl
is released in Canada. The release features an October 2009 concert by U2
at The Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California, USA. The concert was filmed using 27 high-definition camera, and was also broadcast live over the internet attracting nearly 10m viewers from 188 countries.
makes a surprise appearance, singing with Belgian-Congolese artist Baloji
, at a ranch in La Quinta, near Indio, California, USA. The occasion is the Rolling Stone Rock Room launch party for Diesel+Edun's Studio Africa, a series of events bringing African and Western musicians together.
plays at The Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
play at The O2, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
On her Live 2016 Tour
plays the second of two nights at The 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Ash play a 20th Anniversary Tour show at The Roundhouse
, London, England, UK.
Reverend James Leg
plays at The Cluny, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Bonnevilles.
On his ÷ Tour
, Ed Sheeran
plays the first of three nights at Phoenix Park, Dublin, Republic Of Ireland, Europe, supported by Anne-Marie
, Jamie Lawson and Beoga.
Primordial are among the artists playing at The Alcatraz Metal Festival, Kotrijk, Belgium, Europe.