Jun 19 2009

Rory Gallagher Around the Web — June 2009

Published by at 1:28 pm under Rory mentions

The Latest Rory Gallagher mentions on the World Wide Web:

  • New Concert Pictures   Kevin Geraghty-Shewan (aka deadheaduk) has posted 4 pictures he took of Rory Gallagher at a concert at Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne, England on April 11, 1978. You can take a look at them on my website HERE or on Kevin’s Flickr photostream . Four great shots of Rory in concert! Thanks, Kevin.
  • Ballyshannon Review   The “Donegal Democrat” gave a glowing review of last weeks Rory Gallagher tribute festival in Ballyshannon. “Ballyshannon saw one of the biggest turn-outs to date for the annual Rory Gallagher Festival which seems to be growing in popularity with every passing year. Once again the town was invaded by crowds of music lovers who came to celebrate the life and music of one of Donegal’s most famous and loved sons…more
  • Festival Pictures   Brenda O’Brien has uploaded lots of pictures of the 14th Annual Rory Gallagher Festival in Ballyshannon. A few more pictures from the festivital can be viewed on Blake’s Blog.
  • Drop-d Music Magazine   On the 14th anniversary of Rory Gallagher’s passing, Colm Cullen of “Drop-d” music magazine, recalls the first time he ever heard Rory Gallagher play and talks about his admiration for the G-man. “Right. Let’s get something clear up front. Rory Gallagher is a god. The best artist to ever come out of Ireland, who almost single-handedly kick-started the Irish rock scene….more
  • Cork Rock   A history of Rock Music in Cork, Ireland will be released in September by Mercier Press. Author and Journalist, Mark McAvoy, explores the history of the Cork music scene from the 1950’s onward, including looks at various Cork musicians from Rory Gallagher and Finbarr Donnelly to rising stars such as Simple Kid and Fred. As a promotional gimmick, the publishers are giving you a chance to vote for the cover you would like to see on the book jacket. You can cast your vote HERE.
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