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    Season 2013 2013

    • 2013-09-26T01:00:00+02:00 on TG4
    • 40 mins
    • 4 hours, 0 mins
    • Ireland
    • Documentary

    Guth, the irish word for Voice, is a six-part series on TG4 that illustrates the impact the Irish diaspora had on popular music in the US and UK in the second half of the last century.
    Focussing on Bing Crosby, John Lydon, Morrissey and Marr, Dusty Springfield, John Lennon, and the Gallagher Brothers, through a combination of interviews and archive footage both of their work and emigrant life, Guth crafts a story that is part social history, part music documentary.

    6 episodes

    2013x01 Bing Crosby

    • Season Premiere

      2013-09-26T01:00:00+02:00 — 40 mins

    The series begins with crooner Bing Crosby, who had Irish Catholic ancestry.

    2013x02 Dusty Springfield

    • 2013-10-03T01:00:00+02:00 — 40 mins

    The life of Mary O'Brien.who grew up in West Hampstead in north-west London to irish and Scottish parents, before embarking on a pop career as Dusty Springfield.

    2013x03 John Lydon

    • 2013-10-10T01:00:00+02:00 — 40 mins

    The life of John Lydon, who grew up in an Irish community in north London during an era of mass employment in the 1950s, before embarking on a career as singer Johnny Rotten.

    2013x04 Morrissey and The Smiths

    • 2013-10-17T01:00:00+02:00 — 40 mins

    Investigating what life was like in Manchester for members of the Smiths, who are descended from Irish immigrants.

    2013x05 The Gallagher Brothers and Oasis

    • 2013-10-24T01:00:00+02:00 — 40 mins

    Paul Gallagher, Liam and Noels older brother, features extensively in tonight's edition of Guth, a TG4 documentary series which explores the Irish roots and influence of some of the world's top musicians. The contributors to the show said the Irish roots of Oasis' five original members was integral to their success. The Gallagher brothers, whose mother Peggy hails from Charlestown, Co Mayo, and father Tommy, from Duleek, Co Meath, had "music running through their family", according to the programme. Paul said: "My mother reckons the music comes from our granny. She was apparently a great whistler and our father played the accordion and the guitar. There was always music in our family." The oldest Gallagher brother also spoke of the brothers' tough upbringing in Manchester, recalling how their mother used to make all their clothes. He said: "We knew we were different when we came back to school and all the other kids would have pristine jumpers from the stores and we'd be in our knitted jumpers."

    2013x06 The Beatles

    • 2013-10-31T01:00:00+01:00 — 40 mins

    It's time to twist and shout about The Beatles. John, Paul, George and Ringo may have been born in Liverpool, but their families originated in Ireland. Now, 50 yers sinse the Fab Four first played in Dublin, here's an intriguing look at their ancestry.