(Photo by - Terry Hanna Photography)
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who attended the Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival 2018 in Ballyshannon, Ireland. It was an amazing 4 days of superb music, nostalgia and alot of fun. Rory Gallagher would be so proud of the event in his honour in his birth town of Ballyshannon but in particular Rory would be so proud of the fact that his loyal fans from 26 Countries worldwide attended in 2018. That is absolutely phenomenal tribute to the great man. We would like to thank all the musicians who performed throughout the Festival on stages throughout Ballyshannon from the Rock Hospital to Rory Gallagher Place to the Rory Gallagher Statue to the Gables to the many great pub venues to the Festival Big Top ... youse were great, sorry fantastic. To everybody you helped and assisted in any way, to the street cleaners, to the stewards to the office helpers and to all the local services. Finally we would like to thank our main sponsors Failte Ireland & Wild Atlantic Way, Donegal County Council & Donegal Tourism, Ballyshannon & Bundoran Business Community and Diageo Guinness Ireland - the Pint of black stuff left to the end !!! Look forward to meeting everybody again in 2019 - Dates for the Festival are Thursday 30th May to Sunday 2nd June 2019 in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, Ireland on the Wild Atlantic Way
Band of Friends at the Rory Gallagher Festival Big Top on Sunday 3rd June 2018 in Ballyshannon
(Photo by - Terry Hanna Photography)
No matter where you are in the World on Thursday 31st May 2018 you can tune into the Live Stream of the Official Opening of the Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival from Ballyshannon for a Special 2 Hour Programme that will feature Donal Gallagher in conversation with Ocean FM Arts House Presenter - Barbara-Rose Sanwo as well as many other guests and live music - Join us this Thursday from 7pm at the Rory Gallagher Theatre in Ballyshannon or online via Ocean FM or through the Stream on www.rorygallagher.com
The world’s largest gathering of Rory Gallagher, Rock and Blues fans will gather in the town of Rory’s birth - Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, Ireland between Thursday 31st May and Sunday 3rd June 2018. The unique Irish Festival of the Year winner features non-stop Free to view open air concerts on the streets of the town, the Free to view Wild Atlantic Way gigs at the Rory Gallagher Statue, Free Pub Gigs - Day and Night, Busking, the Nightly Big Top Festival Concerts (only ticketed events), Exhibitions, Films, Discussions on Rory and the History of Irish Rock Music, Festival Camping and a great atmosphere of music fans that travel from over 25 countries worldwide. This is an event that needs to be experienced.
There is a fantastic line-up of Blues Rock, Rock and Classic Rock, Blues and Acoutic Guitar performers and bands including Rory Gallagher’s band members, BAND OF FRIENDS featuring Gerry McAvoy, Ted McKenna & Marcel Scherpenzeel, the legendary WISHBONE ASH featuring Andy Powell, the Great American Blues Rock Guitarist - WALTER TROUT & HIS BAND, the founding memeber and original drummer from Thin Lizzy - Brian Downey & Alive & Dangerous Band, WILKO JOHNSON Band with Wilko Johnson, Norman Watt-Roy and Dylan Howe, the Mama’s Boy’s legend - Pat McManus Band, ERIC STECKEL BAND (USA), renowned Rory Gallagher Tribute Bands - Laundromat (Holland), Sinnerboy (UK), Mississippi Sheiks (Ireland), Deuce (Ireland), Catfish (Ireland), the legendary Irish Rock Blues Guitarists - JOHNNY GALLAGHER BAND and SEAMIE O’DOWD BAND. The line-up continues with performers like Peter Price, Rory’s Taste (Belfast), Tony Dowlers Hellhounds, Aiden Pryor Band, Jed Thomas Band, Dom Martin, Blackbird & Crow, Stormbringer, Gerry Quigley & The Shinkickers, Rollin’ Empire, The Sctratch, Georgie Gorman & Francie Lenehan, Colm Skwirbat (Ireland), ODDSOCKS, The Well Dressed Hobos and much more - All Details on Accommodation, Big Top Concerts Tickets, Travel, Festival Camper Van Parking, Festival Camping, the Bundoran Shuttle Bus Timetables - www.rorygallagherfestival.com
Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival was established in 2002 and is organised annually by voluntary committee