Speaking today - Gerry McAvoy said “After we lost Ted, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to continue with the Band, but after reading so many of your comments on Facebook and on other media outlets, I decided to continue, thank you for your support”.
The Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival 2019 will remember Ted McKenna in a number of ways with more details on that to come. Thousands of fans are set to converge on Ballyshannon, Rory Gallagher’s birthplace, for what is going to be the biggest festival to date with 36 Acts performing on 15 stages over the 4 days throughout Ballyshannon. With headline acts such as Glenn Hughes Band (Deep Purple), Bernie Marsden Band (Whitesnake), Wishbone Ash, Sinnerboy, Johnny Gallagher & Boxtie, Laundromat (NL) and many many more .... Sunday night at the Big Top will be filled with emotion and memories as BAND OF FRIENDS return to their spiritual home without the Late Great Ted McKenna.
Band of Friends will perform on Sunday 2nd June 2019 at the Rory Gallagher Festival Big Top - also on the bill that night will be Wishbone Ash featuring Andy Powell, the Grainne Duffy Band and Belfast Bluesman - Dom Martin. It promises to be a Special night with BAND OF FRIENDS taking to the stage in honour of Rory and Ted. Tickets for the Big Top are available - www.rorygallagherfestival.com/tickets
The Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival will feature in excess of 30 acts from across the world and the 4 day festival is loved for its relaxed atmosphere, its renowned street concerts that are free to view, the Rock ‘n Blues Pub gigs that are also free to view and the nightly Festival Big Top Concerts that feature many of the finest Rock ‘n Blues bands, and the leading Rory Gallagher Tribute acts.
“Each year we strive to bring many renowned acts that have played with and have been influenced by Rory Gallagher. We are pleased that so many of Rory’s fans from across the world make the trip annually and it certainly would make Rory proud. Weekend Early Bird Tickets for the nightly Big Top Concerts are on sale at just €70 for all 3 nights, its superb value and we are delighted with the quality of the line-up for this year” said Barry O’Neill (Festival Chairperson).
Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival 2019 takes place in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, Ireland between Thursday 30th May and Sunday 2nd June 2019 with all details available on the Official Website www.rorygallagherfestival.com