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Rod de'Ath R.I.P

August 1st, 2014

It's with great sadness that we pass on the news that Rod de'Ath, Rory's drummer from 1973-77, has passed away. Rod had been fighting ill health for the past few months and last night passed away peacefully in his sleep. Our thoughts and condolences to Rod's family and loved ones. Dónal Gallagher: Getting the news of Rod's passing is a cold, icy shock.   A supreme percussionist, his ambidextrous drumming ability made Rod unique. The drum patterns and tones he played were extraordinary, like Rory, I doubt if he ever played the same thing twice, his stamina was of olympic proportions and would match the 200%  Rory's performance gave.   On the road, Rod was a true professional - though at times he would push things to the limit but this gave rise to some of the bes [...]

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Rod de'Ath R.I.P

August 1st, 2014

It's with great sadness that we pass on the news that Rod de'Ath, Rory's drummer from 1973-77, has passed away. Rod had been fighting ill health for the past few months and last night passed away peacefully in his sleep. Our thoug [...]

Rory Gallagher Donation Keeps Ballycotton RNLI Lifeboat Afloat

July 31st, 2014

Dónal Gallagher, brother of the late blues guitarist Rory Gallagher has presented Ballycotton RNLI with a generous donation of €11,000 to help them continue their work of saving lives at sea. This phenomenal donation [...]

City of Derry Guitar Festival

July 24th, 2014

The 12th City of Derry Guitar Festival (21st - 24th August) will include a 3 day Rory Gallagher workshop. This will be facilitated by local rock/blues guitarist Ted Lynch. Ted will teach 2 pieces, one rock from Rory's early days a [...]

Vivian Campbell's 10 Essential Guitar Records

July 14th, 2014

Vivian Campbell (Dio, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy, Def Leppard) picked 10 essential guitar albums for Music Radar and his list featured three (!) Rory albums - you can check out the article here - http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars [...]

Cork Legends Mural

July 11th, 2014

The new mural of “Cork Legends” by graphic artist Will Sliney on a wall of the Sugar Cube on the Cork City's Grand Parade. Mural features Jack Lynch, Sonia O Sullivan, RORY GALLAGHER, Graham Norton, Ronan O Gara, [...]

Remembering Rory - 19th Anniversary

June 14th, 2014

June 14th is a sad for Rory's family of fans as we remember his untimely passing 19 years ago. Thanks to you all for keeping his spirit alive.

Cork Rocks For Rory Starts Tomorrow!

June 5th, 2014

The Rory tribute in Cork city starts tomorrow - June 6 & 7, with Sinnerboy, The Jack Ahern Band, and the Dave McHugh-Band . Plus a road trip to Macroom on the Sunday!

Rory Gallagher’s amp helps lifeboat stay afloat

June 2nd, 2014

From the Irish Examiner By Niall Murray  An amplifier which travelled the world with late blues guitar legend Rory Gallagher has helped raise €7,000 for the lifeboat station in a fishing village whose cliffs he [...]

Rory Guitar & Amp Auction Today! (31st)

May 30th, 2014

LOST AT SEA In aid of the RNLI, lifeboat, at Ballycotton, Co. Cork. The family of the late musician Rory Gallagher are putting for auction, a Rory Gallagher 'replica' Fender Stratocaster guitar, with his original Ob [...]

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