SPECIAL REPORT: Remembering Rory Gallagher

Blue legend Rory Gallagher passed on to the great music hall in the sky 20 years ago. To commemorate his passing on June 14, 1995, we have developed this special collection to highlight a life well lived and a musical legacy that will never fade.

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WATCH: Rory Gallagher storms UK music video chart

Rory Gallagher has stormed to the No 2 slot in the UK music video chart — 20 years after his premature death.

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Rory Gallagher: Leaving a Taste that’s bittersweet

Despite a stunning performance at the Isle of Wight that’s about to be released on DVD, Rory Gallagher had a mixed time in his seminal early band, writes Ed Power

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VIDEO: Shandon bells ring out in honour of Rory Gallagher

Cork’s famous bells of Shandon rang out across the city yesterday in memory of one of her favourite sons and one of the world’s greatest guitar players — Rory Gallagher.

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Rory Gallagher and the town he loved so well

As Cork marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Rory Gallagher, Des O’Driscoll looks back on his early years on Leeside and in Derry

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AUDIO: Cork born poet Louis de Paor's poem in honour of Rory Gallagher

Did you know Cork poet Louis de Paor had penned a tribute to his hero, Rory Gallagher.

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Check out this Rory Gallagher interactive story map

As part of our coverage into the music legend that was Rory Gallagher, data journalist Robby Byrne has developed an interactive story map, which traces Rory’s Leeside adventures from The Crypt to Crowley’s.

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Irish Examiner readers pick their top five Rory Gallagher tracks

The 20th anniversary of the death of legendary blues man Rory Gallagher occurs on Friday. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Cork to rock as city recalls guitar hero Rory

New music studios named after legendary blues-rock guitarist Rory Gallagher will open in Cork City this weekend as part of the city’s contribution to a series of worldwide events marking the 20th anniversary on Sunday of his death.

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Gerry McAvoy: Trusty bass player revisits Rory Gallagher’s music

Gerry McAvoy spent 20 years on the road with Rory Gallagher. Despite the hard work involved, he remembers those days with affection, writes Ed Power

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Rory Gallagher’s Irish tour in 1974 was the stuff of legend

AS DRESSING rooms go, it was probably fairly typical of an Irish venue in 1974. A white sink on the wall, a stripey armchair that probably still survives in some student flat, and a wooden crate of Guinness bottles for refreshment.

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A novel approach to the music of Rory Gallagher

KICKBACK CITY is a Rory Gallagher album with a difference. Joining him in the band for this one is the crime fiction writer Ian Rankin, the actor Aidan Quinn and cult illustrator Timothy Truman. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Rory Gallagher: Ireland’s master of the blues

Marcus Connaughton has written the definitive biography of legendary guitarist Rory Gallagher, writes Ed Power This story is enriched with multi-media content

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A taste of Rory Gallagher

As the guitar master is remembered in his hometown this weekend, his brother Dónal reflects on his legacy, writes Don O’Mahony

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My brother’s keeper

As Rory Gallagher’s ‘lost’ album is finally released, his brother Donal tells Marc O’Sullivan about guarding the guitar legend’s legacy

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