The CommitmentseBook - 1998
Barrytown, Dublin, has something to sing about.
The Commitments are spreading the gospel of the soul. Ably managed by Jimmy Rabbitte, brilliantly coached by Joey 'The Lips' Fagan, their twin assault on Motown and Barrytown takes them by leaps and bounds from the parish hall to the steps of the studio door.
But can The Commitments live up to their name?
The bestselling book behind the long-running West End stage show.
'Unstoppable fun. A big-hearted, big-night out' The Times
From Library Staff
Funny and insightful saga of a group of working-class Dublin youth who attempt to form a soul band.
Doyle's novel of working-class Dublin youths who form a soul band displays Doyle's inventive use of slang, his penetrating character studies, and his concern with social conditions in modern Ireland.