In 1493, Columbus named the country Montserrat after a famous monastery in the hills close to Barcelona, Spain.
The main public holiday is Saint Patrick’s Day.
In 1980s, there were many music recordings in the island. Some musicians who made recording included Jimmy Buffet, Duran Duran, Dire Straights, and The Police. In 1989, the studio was ruined by Hurricane Hugo which made the recording stop.