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R.I.P. Ted McKenna

January 19th, 2019

Ted McKenna was a great guy and wonderful musician, I was shocked to hear of his premature passing, following a routine operation. I first met Ted on an early trip with Rory and Taste to Scotland in 1967, I believe at a venue called The Place, Coatbridge. We became reacquainted when he came down to London with the Alex Harvey Band.   When Rory held auditions for a new drummer in 1978, at the recommendation of engineer Colin Fairly, Ted was invited to Air Studios, London. He immediately impressed my brother and McKenna was in, extraordinarily performing his first show with the band at the Macroom ‘Open Air’ Festival. Ted learning the set on the flight to Cork and in the dressing room rehearsals just prior to the gig! Along with his mighty drumming skills, he brought [...]

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Rory Gallagher Commemorative Coin Unveiling

September 17th, 2018

Irish President, Michael D Higgins, today hosted an event to mark the unveiling of a new commemorative coin in honour of the legendary Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher. At the event, which took place in Áras an Uachtar&aacut [...]

3rd Annual Italian Rory Tribute Concert

September 6th, 2018

We’re very pleased to announce that the 3rd annual Italian Rory tribute concert will be held this November 9th in Bergamo at the O'Dea's Irish Pub. Laundromat from Holland will be headlining with Big Guns from Italy in suppo [...]

Rory Gallagher Commemorative Coin September 17th

September 5th, 2018

Central Bank Of Ireland: To honour the work of world renowned Irish musician Rory Gallagher, the Central Bank of Ireland will be launching a Commemorative Coin on September 17th. The coin will be unveiled by the Irish President M [...]

Rory Guitar Exhibition London Sept 29/30 2018

September 3rd, 2018

Guitarist Magazine: Breaking news! We're proud to announce that a dazzling collection of over 20 of the iconic guitars used by the late, great Irish bluesman Rory Gallagher will be exhibited in the Vintage Zone of the UK Guitar [...]

10% Off Rory Merch This Weekend

August 25th, 2018


2nd Rory Tribute Festival in Vienna!

August 22nd, 2018

We’re delighted to announce that the 2nd Rory Gallagher Tribute Festival in Vienna is going to take place 14th and 15th of September this year. All relevant info and tickets can be found on the festival-website www.ror [...]

6th Rory Gallagher Tribute Festival in Japan

August 3rd, 2018

We're delighted to announce that the 6th Rory Gallagher Tribute Festival in Japan is happening on Saturday, 6th October, 2018.  The venue is the Crawdaddy Club, Shinjuku Tokyo.Door open 17:00, start 17:30. Cover charge [...]

Wheels Within Wheels Vinyl Out Now

July 7th, 2018

 To celebrate the vinyl release of Wheels Within Wheels, the original cover image painting by David Oxtoby, one of Rory’s favourite artists, is on display for a week in the Vinyl Lounge of Golden Discs, St Patricks Stre [...]

Remembering Rory Exhibition

July 3rd, 2018

 The Rory Gallagher Music Library is celebrating 40 years of service to the music loving public of Cork since 1978. 'The 'Remembering Rory' Exhibition opens at 7:00pm on Thursday 5 July at the City Library, Grand Parade, Cor [...]

Wheels Within Wheels Vinyl!

June 28th, 2018

Wheels Within Wheels, Rory’s posthumous folk and blues acoustic album, will be issued for the very first time on vinyl on July 6th. The album features a range of acoustic styles including flamenco, skiffle and traditional Ir [...]

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