Regular consumers of these pages will be aware that this year sees the 50th anniversary of Rory Gallagher’s first solo album in 1971. The world lost Rory in 1995 at the age of 47, but his popularity continues to grow, and in fact the Donegal bluesman was voted Ireland’s Greatest Music Artist of All Time..
SPECIAL LIVESTREAM CONCERT CELEBRATES RORY GALLAGHER'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY BOX SET OF HIS EPONYMOUS DEBUT ALBUM (1971-2021) VISIT RORY'S OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGE AND YOUTUBE CHANNEL ON THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 9TH AT 6PM BST FOR A 30-MINUTE TRIBUTE PERFORMED BY "BAND OF FRIENDS" FEATURING SONGS FROM THE DEBUT ALBUMWATCH RORY GALLAGHER'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION UNBOXING VIDEO HERE World-renowned, legendary blues rock guitarist Rory Gallagher received the..
If ever there was a “musician’s musician”, that accolade belongs to Rory Gallagher. Renowned for his blistering live performances and highly respected for his dedication to his craft, he died in 1995, aged just 47, and we mourn him still. Many of rock’s most seminal figures, from Jimi Hendrix to Eric Clapton, Joe Satriani to..
"THE 1971 READING FESTIVAL: FOR THE FIRST TIME" LAUNCHES AT THE READING MUSEUM ON 26 AUGUST. CELEBRATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE READING FESTIVAL (1971-2021), IT FEATURES RORY'S HISTORIC PERFORMANCE AT THE FIRST-EVER FESTIVAL Legendary blues rock guitarist Rory Gallagher was recently voted Ireland's Greatest Music Artist by the listeners of Dublin's national independent radio station, Newstalk. Rory topped the..
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Rory Gallagher's eponymous 1971 debut solo album, UMC/UMe is pleased to announce the September 3 release of a five-disc deluxe box set of the album. Rory Gallagher 50th Anniversary Edition will include a brand-new mix of the original album, 30 previously unreleased outtakes and alternate takes, a six-song 1971 BBC Radio John Peel Sunday Concert, plus four 1971..
Ireland has been no stranger to musical success, from the traditional folk of The Chieftains to the Irish soul of Van Morrison and Celtic pop acts such as The Cranberries, Clannad and Enya. Punk and New Wave saw a veritable wave of Irish bands such as The Undertones and the Boomtown Rats, while politico pop-rockers..
The Best Of Rory Gallagher to be released in a variety of formats and tracklistings, on CD, vinyl and digital Formats: 2LP black vinyl, limited 2LP clear vinyl, 2CD, 1CD, Digital HD, Digital StandardRelease Date: Friday 9th October 2020Label: UMC Following the commercial and critically acclaimed success of the recent albums Blues (2019) and the..
Sunday the 14th June, will mark the 25th anniversary of the passing of the late, lamented musician Rory Gallagher. With the current lockdown restrictions, understandably, events have had to be curtailed for the occasion; with the postponement of the unveiling of a statue outside of the Ulster Hall in Belfast, and the annual Rory Gallagher four-day music festival, in Ballyshannon, Ireland plus other planned..