Appello’s First Work Grabs the Headlines!

Appello Press has spent its first year in operation promoting its very first work “Elvis and Ireland” by Ivor Casey and has managed to grab some significant headlines for the first publication of our new Irish publishing house, as well as that of a first time author.

“Elvis and Ireland” has earned rave reviews from journalists around the country including Barry Egan of The Sunday Independent, Eamonn McCann of Hot Press as well as substantial and positive features in Cork’s The Evening Echo and Southern Star, The Westmeath Independent, The Donegal Democrat and Waterford Today. Release of this book has also spread to hardcopy and online publications in Britain, Spain, Portugal, Germany and Memphis and New York. “Elvis and Ireland” is now critically acclaimed and has gained widespread attention through shows such as RTE’s The Ryan Tubridy Show, The Ronan Collins Show and The Late Date. Ivor Casey has also appeared on TV3’s The Morning Show, Newstalk FM’s Sean Moncrieff show, Radio Nova, Dublin South FM, Dublin City FM, Midlands 103 FM’s Art Show and Spain’s iTalk FM with Maurice Boland.


Author of “Elvis and Ireland” Ivor Casey with music star Bono

“Elvis and Ireland” received its official launch in May 2013 with the book being launched and endorsed by Barry Devlin of legendary Celtic Rock Group “Horslips” who called it “a terrific read with fascinating research”. Ivor was also photographed with international superstar Bono of U2 giving his thumbs up for the book.

Appello Press has worked vigorously to secure publicity and widespread attention for its first publication and plans to work with the same tenacity on all its future projects. “Elvis and Ireland” is available across the world from Amazon in both paperback and Kindle format and can also be purchased through America’s Barnes and Noble online store. In Ireland, other than through Amazon’s Irish base,, the book can be got nationwide through Easons and Dubray bookshops and a host of various independent stores including Celtic Note, Nassau St. Dublinand Tower Records, Wicklow St., Dublin (RRP€14.99)



Elvis and Ireland Out Now!

Elvis and Ireland by Ivor Casey is the new and first publication by Appello Press. It is currently available to buy from Amazon USA, UK and Europe.

Elvis and IrElvis and Irelandeland is the “Irish Biography” of Elvis Presley. It is the detailed story of Elvis Presley’s life and career, combined with a timeline of events in Irish popular culture and the social changes brought on by his unique brand of rock ‘n’ roll. What you will find here is just about everything to do with Elvis and his links with Ireland including anecdotes, entertaining trivia on Elvis’s connection with Ireland, his Irish chart successes, as well as areas of censorship. You will also learn about Irish songs he covered and Irish singers who covered his work. Find out what many Irish personalities have to say about Elvis, as well as what was said about the star from the Dáil (Irish Government) to the pulpit. Elvis and Ireland focuses on how Irish artists used Elvis and American popular culture for their own artistic efforts, from Ireland’s earliest showbands and beat-groups to the rock legends Rory Gallagher, Phil Lynott and Bono. It covers several decades of Irish popular music without ever losing track of Elvis’s story. In brief this book is a view of Elvis Presley through Irish eyes. Elvis and Ireland brings together the story of the global superstar from his birth to his untimely death, picking up the Irish connections along the way. To add a further Irish dimension, the book also features artwork of Elvis by three famous Irish artists. Hundreds of Elvis books already exist but rarely does a new Elvis book have something to say from a totally different cultural stand point. All music fans, and not just the Irish ones, will find this an exhilarating journey through the career of the universal music icon