Eoin Gallagher with friends ringing the Shandon Bells in memory of Rory Gallagher’s 20th year anniversary.
On Sunday 14th Camden Palace Hotel community arts centre will be officially opening Rory Gallagher’s Music Studios with memorabilia and free live concert
Rory Gallagher will be heard all over the city of Cork on Friday as part of an event to precede the 20th anniversary on Sunday 14th of the great guitarist’s passing.
At 1.10pm on the Friday, Cork’s radio stations – Red FM, 96fm, C103 Cork and UCC 98.3FM – will simultaneously play Rory Gallagher’s ’Tatto’d Lady’. Shandon bells will also play a few notes and, as well as a live rendition of the song from tribute act Sinnerboy in Rory Gallagher Plaza at Paul Street, Cork. There will also be a reading of Louis de Paor’s evocative poem on Gallagher.
The Lord Mayor of Cork, Mary Shields, is urging Corkpeople to get behind the initiative. It is hoped that the city’s buses, bars, restaurants, shops, shopping centres, etc will tune into one of the participating radio stations at1.10pm for this five-minute sound event.
Cork City FC will also take to the pitch at Turners Cross on the 12th to the sound of a Gallagher tune.
Members of the public and business owners can indicate their support throughwww.facebook.com/RoryGallagher and via Twitter using the #RememberRory hashtag.
Rory Gallagher passed away on June 14, 1995, at the age of 47. He has sold more than 30 million albums, and as well as being Ireland’s first international guitar hero, is still name-checked as a major influence by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Slash and Brian May.
The #RememberRory event is being organised by Cork City Council and Camden Palace Hotel community arts centre.