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The glitterati of the Irish social set rubbed shoulders at the gala opening of the Hot Press Irish Music Hall of Fame on Abbey Street in Dublin in April 1999.

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Ian Kehoe

26th August, 2006

The glitterati of the Irish social set rubbed shoulders at the gala opening of the Hot Press Irish Music Hall of Fame on Abbey Street in Dublin in April 1999. Politicians mingled with musicians, while businessmen struck up conversations with authors and socialites.

After years of false starts, Niall Stokes, the founder and editor of Hot Press magazine, had finally succeeded in opening his Hall of Fame museum dedicated to Irish music.

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