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A Sense Of Place on World Cafe | November 28, 2011

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Throughout the week, World Cafe travels to Dublin, Ireland — the first stop in a quarterly series called A Sense of Place. We hope to give you an idea of the past and present of the city's local music scene and provide tips from musicians and music lovers for those hoping to visit this culturally rich town.

Today's segment of A Sense of Place explores the history of the contemporary music scene in Dublin, which has been slowly shaped into its current state since the 1970s. Discover what that entails, and hear about how the country's economic rise and fall — and its unique political and cultural history — has affected its music business, producing artists like U2, The Cranberries and Sinead O'Connor, among many others.

Acting as tour guide for this segment is Glen Hansard, the Academy Award-winning songwriter and singer for both The Frames and The Swell Season. Hot Press editor Niall Stokes, who helms the Irish equivalent of Rolling Stone, and musician Conor O'Brien of the band Villagers also provide local insight.(link)

Playlist

Hour 1

(( )) for interlude music

Laura Marling "Sophia" A Creature I Don't Know
The Kooks "Junk Of The Heart (Happy)" Junk Of The Heart
REM "Me In Honey" Out Of Time
Craig Finn "New Friend Jesus" Clear Heart Full Eyes

(( Foster The People "Helena Beat" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))

Foster The People "Houdini" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Foster The People "Pumped Up Kicks" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Foster The People "Helena Beat" Recorded Live for the World Cafe

(( Foster The People "Pumped Up Kicks" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))

David Bowie "Moonage Daydream" Ziggy Stardust
St Vincent "Cruel" Strange Mercury
The Head And The Heart "Down In The Valley" The Head And The Heart
Leonard Cohen "Show Me The Place" Old Ideas

(( Blind Pilot "The Story I Heard" Three Rounds And A Sound))

Hour 2

Bell X1 "Velcro" Bloodless Coup
The Front Bottoms "Maps" The Front Bottoms
The Front Bottoms "Flashlight" The Front Bottoms
Frightened Rabbit "Swim Until You Can't See" New Album
Villagers "The Pact" Becoming A Jackal

(( The Front Bottoms "Legit Tattoo Gun" The Front Bottoms))

Poques "Sunny Side Of The Street" Hell's Ditch
U2 "With Or Without You" Joshua Tree
The Cranberries "Linger" Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?
Sinead O'Connor "Nothing Compares 2 U" I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
Van Morrison "Wild Night" Tupelo Honey
Thin Lizzy "The Boys Are Back In Town" Jailbreak
The Sex Pistols "God Save The Queen" Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols
The Boomtown Rats "Rat Trap" Best Of
The Radiators From Space "Television Screen" TV Tube Heart
U2 "I Will Follow" Boy
U2 "Out Of Control" Boy