2016 MARKS the 30th anniversary of the death of the man who remains the most iconic Irish rock musicians of them all - Phil Lynott - and his life and music is to be celebrated in Monroe's live.
Lynott, the Thin Lizzy leader, songwriter, and bassist, died on January 4 1986, following drug abuse. Despite the tragic circumstances of his early death, his music endures, and has influenced such diverse acts as Iron Maiden, Metallica, Belle & Sebastian, and Fang Island.
To mark the 30th anniversary of Lynott's passing, Galway Thin Lizzy tribute band, the excellent Remembering Lizzy, play Monroe's Live on Friday January 8 from 10pm. The show will include pre-gig video footage, followed by a three-hour set of classic Lizzy matrrerial, so expect 'Emerald', 'The Boys Are Back In Town', ‘Whiskey in The Jar’, and ‘Sarah’. Remembering Lizzy had their first gig in January 1991.
Tickets are €10/8. See www.monroes.ie