TICKETS NOW ON SALE for Rory Gallagher Festival 2011

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TICKETS NOW ON SALE for Rory Gallagher Festival 2011

Postby Barry O'Neill » 15 Mar 2011, 18:58

Tickets are now on sale for one of the highlight events at the forthcoming Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival 2011 in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. The headline concert that takes place on Saturday 4th June 2011 features former ‘Thin Lizzy’ Guitarist Eric Bell and his band, renowned Folk Guitarist Martin Carthy and the well known electrifying Tribute Band “Sinnerboy” who will be making their final ever appearance together. Tickets for this Concert that takes place at the Rory Gallagher Theatre in Ballyshannon are available here http://www.eventelephant.com/goingtomyhometown

The countdown is underway then to the 10th Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival 2011 takes place in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal in the North West of Ireland between 2nd and 5th June 2011 and will feature former lead guitarist with “Thin Lizzy” Eric Bell and his band, while reflecting the Folk ‘n Blues genre will be Martin Carthy. The Festival that recently received the National Festival Award for ‘Best Medium Sized’ Festival will also see the renowned “Sinnerboy” tribute band from Manchester make their final appearance anywhere, at this years event. All three acts appear at the Rory Gallagher Theatre Concert on Saturday 4th June 2011, in what is sure to be a memorable night.

Also among the headliners is the legendary Jan Akkerman and his band, yes the Dutchman who was lead guitarist and frontman to the renowned “Focus” will be appearing with his band at the Rory Gallagher Festival on Sunday 5th June 2011 at Dorrian’s Hotel in a Special Festival Gig. Playing support to the Jan Akkerman Band on that night will be Johnny Gallagher & Boxtie.

Some 20 International acts from Norway, Holland and the UK will all perform in Ballyshannon, including a first time appearance for “Rock Hospital” from Norway, the return of “Shinkicker” led by Chris Stuckey and the “Tony Dowler Band”. There are many leading Irish Acts performing at the Festival including Pat McManus Band (ex. Mama’s Boys), “Johnny Gallagher & Boxtie”, “Seamie O'Dowd Band”, “Moonchild”, “Willie Byrne Band”, “The Skins”, “Dave McHugh Band”, “Slumming Angels”, “Zero Resistance”, “Messin’ with d’Gallagher”, “The Bollock Brothers” and solo blues artists Peter Price (England) and Monica Heldal (Norway).

The organisers of the Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival 2011 are expecting significant attendances at the 4-day Festival from Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June 2011 and the voluntary committee would like to thank sponsors Guinness Ireland, Greenstar and the Ballyshannon Business Community and our key funders - Failte Ireland, Donegal County Council and Ballyshannon Town Council.

The Rory Gallagher Festival takes place between the 2nd and 5th June 2011 in Ballyshannon. All Festival details & Tickets available at http://www.goingtomyhometown.com
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