On 11 July 1987 David Bowie brought his Glass Spider tour to Ireland when he played at Slane Castle, county Meath. Support acts included Aslan, Big Country and The Groove.

Ahead of his performance he spoke to Marty Whelan for the programme 'Video File'. Bowie recalls performing on the RTÉ pop music programme 'Like Now!' in 1969. Unfortunately, only photographs of the performance remain.

David Bowie (1969)
David Bowie photographed on 'Like Now' (1969)

He also chats about The Rolling Stones playing Slane, touring the world, and contemplates political and social affairs in Russia.

This episode of 'Video File' was broadcast on 12 May 1988.

David Bowie at Slane (1987)
David Bowie at Slane (1987)

RTÉ Guide 6 May 1988
RTÉ Guide, 6 May 1988