Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival
Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival
Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival

Fifty Years Ago Today:

The story of the greatest rock album of all time



with Paul Howard, Roisin Dwyer,
David Brophy and Lisa Lambe

Moderator: Tom Dunne

Date: Thursday March 23rd
Venue: Pavilion Theatre
Time: 8.30pm
Cost: €12 / €10 Concession
Age: Adults

Voted No 1 in Rolling Stone's Top 500 Albums of All Time, the pre-eminence of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band goes largely unchallenged. The album was released on June 1, 1967, and served as a confirmation that, after years of manic touring, The Beatles remained at the forefront of pop music innovation. A Day in the Life was inspired by the death of Tara Browne, the subject of Paul Howard’s bestselling book but did you know that the song was banned by the BBC? Or that no Beatle played an instrument on She’s Leaving Home? Fifty years on, the album continues to amaze and enchant? What are the secrets of its undying charm?

Paul Howard is a multi award-winning journalist, author and comedy writer. He is best known as the creator of the cult character, Ross O'Carroll-Kelly.

Roisin Dwyer is Commisioning Editor at Hot Press. Over her years she has interviewed a stellar line-up of musical luminaries.

Appointed Principal Conductor of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra in 2007, David Brophy is the leading Irish conductor of his generation.

Lisa Lambe is a singer and actress who is currently releasing her second album with members of Hothouse Flowers. She is delighted to return to perform at Mountains to the Sea this year.

Tom Dunne presents the Tom Dunne Show on Newstalk. Tom was lead singer and main songwriter in 90s band Something Happens.