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
Ballyshannon will open its doors to the world for the Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival from 31st May to 3rd June 2018, tipping our collective caps to the guitar genius of the Late Great Rory Gallagher who was born at the Rock Hospital in the town 70 years ago.
An inspirational musician to many but unique to us all, Rory Gallagher's legacy is there for all to appreciate having started out with the showband 'The Impact' before establishing 'Taste' and gave us great recordings and performing moments such as Montreux and at the Isle of Wight, Rory was pure relentless and with the Rory Gallagher Band continued that dedication and hard work on a global scale. He produced more than a dozen albums, devoting his entire life to music and his fans, selling over 30 million albums worldwide with his marathon tours and live performances winning him great acclaim.
The voluntary organising committee of the Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival 2018 in Ballyshannon extend a Special Invitation to Rory's Fans worldwide to join in the 16th Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival between Thursday 31st May and Sunday 3rd June 2018, that will feature Rory's former band members, Gerry McAvoy and Ted McKenna with "The Band of Friends" and legendary acts "Wishbone Ash" featuring guitarist Andy Powell, Wilko Johnson & His Band, American Blues Rock Legend - Walter Trout & His Band, Pat McManus (Mama's Boys), Thin Lizzy founder and drummer - Brian Downey & Allive & Dangerous, Eric Steckel Band (USA), Johnny Gallagher & Boxtie Band, Sinnerboy (UK), Seamie O'Dowd Band, Deuce, Laundromat (Holland), The Mississippi Sheiks, Peter Price, Tony Dowler's Hellhound's The Scratch, Sam Davidson's Taste, Aiden Pryor Band, In Your Town and many many more ....... In all there will be 30 Acts performing on 15 Stages over 4 days ... it's a unique festival tribute that honours one of the greatest of all time. All Festival Information - www.rorygallagherfestival.com
Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival was established in 2002 and is organised annually by voluntary committee