The Commitments, Part Deux

“Could there possibly be a better time for Dublin to rekindle its love affair with the world’s hardest-working band?

In 1991, a modest little film adaptation of Roddy Doyle’s story about a motley Dublin soul band became a cornerstone of modern Irish identity and burgeoning self-belief. Twenty years later the original cast of The Commitments returned with a triumphant, nostalgia-tinged performance at a packed O2 on Saturday night.”

Read the rest of my Irish Times report on the return of The Commitments here.

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