|Rory Gallagher statue, Ballyshannon|
In 2010 a bronze statue, the work of sculptor David Annand was unveiled in Ballyshannon town centre (the photographs on this blog post are of that statue). In Dublin's Temple Bar there is a place named 'Rory Gallagher Corner' and under the sign hangs a bronze replica of his Stratocaster guitar.
Along with large crowds, the festival has attracted some great musicians over the years including Rory's band, Eric Bell (Thin Lizzy) and Bernie Mardsen (Whitesnake) to name a few. The festival is 10 years old this year so the Award is a great way for the Rory Gallagher Festival organisers to celebrate in style!
This year's festival will run between Thursday, 31 May and Sunday, 3 June. Details can be found on the festival's site HERE and the organisers have, for the first time, a large events tent planned which will hold around 1,000 thereby allowing them to bring even bigger acts this year.
|Rory Gallagher 1948 ~ 1995|