After the official launch of the book by Diarmaid Ferriter, Professor of Modern Irish History at University College Dublin (UCD) – we are going to make “history” ourselves by organising the world’s first known DJ night made up purely of Historians.
Seven “friends of Come Here To Me!”, all historians who we are told have good taste in music, will step up to the decks and DJ for twenty minutes each. Who will be crowned king in the first annual “Irish Historian DJ of the Year 2012”? We’re taking bets now!
Our illustrious line up:
John Gibney, author of Sean Heuston (O’Brien Press, 2013) and The Shadow of a Year: The 1641 Rebellion in Irish History and Memory (University of Wisconsin, 2013)
Brian Hanley, lecturer and author of The IRA, 1926-1936 (Four Courts Press, 2002) and The IRA: a Documentary History 1916-2005 (Gill & Macmillan, 2010) and co-author of The Lost Revolution: The Story of the Official IRA and the Workers’ Party (Penguin, 2009).
Scott Millar, journalist and co-author of The Lost Revolution: The Story of the Official IRA and the Workers’ Party (Penguin, 2009).
Garry O’Neill, editor of Where Were You?: Dublin Youth Culture and Street Style 1950-2000 (Hi-Tone, 2011).
Niamh Pursell, author of The Irish Labour Party, 1922-1973 (UCD Press, 2007) and co-author of We Declare. Landmark documents in Ireland’s History (Quercus, 2008).