Irish soul

watched an old video with one of my favourite music movies yesterday: ‘the commitments’, directed by alan parker. the story resembles the later movie ‘full monty’ a little. only this time the story is situated in the suburbs of dublin, and this time the working-class characters do not form a group of strippers, but an irish soul group. yes, ‘irish soul’, an expression which lived on after the movie. of course it was logical for ‘the commitments’ to choose this musical style: “the irish are the blacks of europe. dubliners are the blacks of ireland. north dubliners are the blacks of dublin”. with humour the film tells the story of the rapid rise and fall of the peculiar group. to the movie is from 1991, the success of the movie caused the commitments to exist in real life till today.