Noel Gallagher opens up about the importance of his Irish roots; “We are Irish, me and Liam”

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Noel Gallagher has opened up about his Irish roots in his new autobiography, Supersonic. The Oasis star shared how he believes that for him and Liam, their Irish heritage is key to their identity.

Their mother, Peggie was born in Co Mayo before moving starting a new life in Manchester, where she had her family. Although both of the boys were born and raised in Manchester Noel revealed that they consider themselves to be Irish.

He shared; “We are Irish, me and Liam. There is no English blood in us, and anybody who knows that will know there is drinking and then there is Irish drinking. Irish drinking can be endless.”

“Oasis could never have existed, been as big, been as important, been as flawed, been as loved and loathed, if we weren’t all predominantly Irish.”  


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Continuing, he spoke about a time they played The Point in Dublin, and their mother Peggie being in the crowd; “I remember those gigs at The Point being, like, wildly emotional with the crowd and all that.|

“I remember it being breathtaking, the energy and the vibe in the room, it was unbelievable. You could feel it, and it was almost like we were not worthy of that.

“There is rage in Oasis music and let me explain that to you,” he added.


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Despite the fact that they became one of the biggest bands in the world, 54-year-old Noel shared that their Irish mammy always tried to keep their feet firmly on the ground. “Mam’s not impressed by all this rock-and-roll business. She is proud and all that, but I guess there are some bits where she’s completely and utterly just gone, ‘You f***ing knobheads,’ cringed and rightly so.”

“I wanted to make her proud. I speak to me mam three or four times a day. So I’d be always reassuring her.”

“Mam was an angel, still is. But I didn’t like me mam coming to gigs. I was always on edge; I could never relax with me mam at gigs,” he added.

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