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RORY GALLAGHER INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL BALLYSHANNON 2018

Postby Jay Jay » 20 May 2018, 12:45

The biggest RORY FEST of them all, starting in less than two weeks time now 31st May - June 3rd :)
I'll be returning for my 16th to the birthplace of our musical hero. Anyone else going there this year from the forum?
http://www.rorygallagherfestival.com

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Re: RORY GALLAGHER INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL BALLYSHANNON 2018

Postby Sid_Sidow » 20 May 2018, 13:09

Can't be there this year, but will attend in 2020 for the 25th anniversary of his passing.
Anyone know of the dates in 2020 so I can start with plans??
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Re: RORY GALLAGHER INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL BALLYSHANNON 2018

Postby Jay Jay » 20 May 2018, 20:03

Sid_Sidow wrote:Can't be there this year, but will attend in 2020 for the 25th anniversary of his passing.
Anyone know of the dates in 2020 so I can start with plans??

Hi Sid,
Don't take this as fact but looking at the calendar for 2020 the Rory Fest always goes ahead for the first weekend Irish holiday in June. Which happens to be Monday June 1st 2020..
So I presume the dates would be May 28th until June 1st 2020?
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Postby Sid_Sidow » 22 May 2018, 23:37

Thank you! I just need to start thinking about basic dates!
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Re: RORY GALLAGHER INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL BALLYSHANNON 2018

Postby RobertaSparrow » 23 May 2018, 04:33

I'll be there. :)
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Postby Jay Jay » 23 May 2018, 20:15

RobertaSparrow wrote:I'll be there. :)


Hiya Cynthia, I caught you briefly at your first Rory Fest a few years back but unfortunately missed you for a chat at your last RG festival.
If we don't meet up before Aiden Pryor gig Thursday 4pm @ Rory Gallagher Place or later. Please try and get to the Rock Hospital gig on Friday at 12 noon..
It is always a lovely special acoustic gig at our hero's birthplace. This year Barry "Sinnerboy" Barnes will be accompanied by another great Rory friend of mine Mark Langan from Ballyshannon. Who used to be vocals /lead guitarist for "Moonchild" for many years at the festival. Looking forward to it all in just a weeks time now :)

When are you arriving in Rory's first hometown Cynthia?
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Postby SUBY1974 » 23 May 2018, 22:59

Have a great time in Ballyshannon everyone. Rock On For Rory 2018!!! Happy Belated 70th Birthday Rory. Subrata.xx
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Re: RORY GALLAGHER INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL BALLYSHANNON 2018

Postby RobertaSparrow » 24 May 2018, 21:18

Jay Jay wrote:
RobertaSparrow wrote:I'll be there. :)


Hiya Cynthia, I caught you briefly at your first Rory Fest a few years back but unfortunately missed you for a chat at your last RG festival.
If we don't meet up before Aiden Pryor gig Thursday 4pm @ Rory Gallagher Place or later. Please try and get to the Rock Hospital gig on Friday at 12 noon..
It is always a lovely special acoustic gig at our hero's birthplace. This year Barry "Sinnerboy" Barnes will be accompanied by another great Rory friend of mine Mark Langan from Ballyshannon. Who used to be vocals /lead guitarist for "Moonchild" for many years at the festival. Looking forward to it all in just a weeks time now :)

When are you arriving in Rory's first hometown Cynthia?

Actually, you did walk past me last year, but I didn't have the nerve to just grab you as you passed- :D It was VERY crowded, and crowds kinda make me a tad nervous. Sarah messaged me that evening, she was quite ill, I had to catch the next flight out for home the next morning and the time I would have spent at the festival I spent in the emergency room at Oregon Health Sciences Hospital instead. But this time will be different. I made everyone promise, no illnesses this time. :) I will look for you this time 'round for sure! My flight arrives in Dublin on Thursday, 11:30 AM Irish time, 3AM Oregon time. Major jet lag ahead! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: RORY GALLAGHER INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL BALLYSHANNON 2018

Postby Boogie » 28 May 2018, 21:35

It's been a while since I have been on the forum, but never fear after years of saying I've got to go to Ballyshannon, this is the year Boogie and Lesley ( my better half) are going!!! Hoping for fair weather!
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Re: RORY GALLAGHER INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL BALLYSHANNON 2018

Postby fromthehometown » 29 May 2018, 16:18

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS
THURSDAY - 31st MAY 2018

2pm ~ LIVE @ Rory Gallagher Statue
Peter Price & Jed Thomas

Ocean FM Radio - Broadcast Live on Main Street from 4pm to 7pm - Come along and chat Pauric !

4pm ~ Open Air Concert @ Rory Gallagher Place
TONY DOWLERS HELLHOUNDS (UK) &
In Your Town (Ire) & Aiden Pryor Band (UK)

5.30pm ~ Blues Session – Peter Price - Sean Og’s Pub
7pm ~ Blues & Roots Session – Cian O'Donnell at Bridgend Bar

6pm ~ Wild Atlantic Way Gig @ Rory Gallagher Statue ~ Deuce (Ire)

7pm ~ Festival Opening Reception
Donal Gallagher & Special Guests at Rory Gallagher Theatre
Adm. €5 – Tickets at the Entrance on the night only
Finger Food & Wine Receptio Live on Ocean FM Radio
Live Stream available - www.oceanfm.ie

THURSDAY NIGHT - PUB GIGS
9pm ~ KEELAN KERRIGAN at the Rushy Glen Pub
10pm ~ SEAMIE O’DOWD at the Market House Pub
10pm ~ LAUNDROMAT (Holland) at Owen Roe’s Bar
10pm ~ PETER PRICE at Melly’s Bar
10pm ~ JOHNNY GALLAGHER at Bridgend Bar
10pm ~ WELL DRESSED HOBOS (IRE) at Sean Og’s Pub
10pm ~ MARK BLACK at Dicey Reilly's Bar

FRIDAY - 1st JUNE 2018

12 noon ~ For Rory at the Rock Hospital
Barry Barnes (Sinnerboy) & Mark Langan

2pm ~ LIVE @ Rory Gallagher Statue
Johnny Gallagher (Boxtie Band) & Friends

3pm ~ Open Air Concert at Rory Gallagher Place ~ “Let’s go to work” SEAMIE O’DOWD BAND (Ireland)
SINNERBOY (UK)
GERRY QUIGLEY’S SHINKICKERS (Ireland)

5pm ~ Wild Atlantic Way Gig @ Rory Gallagher Statue
CATFISH (Ire) & THE BLIND WOLF CLUB (Ire)

5pm ~ Doctor Doctor - Live at the Rushy Glen Pub
5pm ~ Blues Session – Peter Price at Sean Og’s Pub
5pm ~ Mark Black Blues at Dicey Reilly's Bar
6pm ~ Blues & Roots - Cian O'Donnel at the Bridgend Bar

FESTIVAL BIG TOP – Friday Night
- Gates Open at 7pm -
WISHBONE ASH
PAT McMANUS BAND (ex. Mama’s Boy’s)
LAUNDROMAT (Holland)
THE SCRATCH (Ireland)

Stage Times
7.45pm ~ The Scratch
8.45pm ~ Laundromat
10.15pm ~ Pat McManus Band
12.00am ~ WISHBONE ASH

Adm. €25 euro – Click for Advanced Tickets
http://www.rorygallagherfestival.com/tickets.html
Tickets available at the Festival Ticket Office
or at 7pm at the Festival Big Top Entrance

FRIDAY NIGHT - PUB GIGS
11pm ~ COLM SKWIRBAT (Ireland) at the Lantern Bar
11pm ~ JED THOMAS BAND at Owen Roe’s Bar
11pm ~ TONY DOWLER’S HELLHOUND’S at The Limit
11pm ~ GERRY QUIGLEY'S SHINKICKERS (Ireland) at Max Bar
11pm ~ DEUCE (Dublin) at The Rushy Glen
11pm ~ AIDEN PRYOR BAND (UK) at Sean Og’s Pub
11pm ~ CATFISH (Ireland) at O'Donnell's Bar
11pm ~ ODDSOCKS at The Bridgend Bar
11pm ~ Optical Illusion at Dicey Reilly’s Bar
11pm ~ DOM MARTIN at Melly's Bar

PLEASE NOTE – ALL OPEN AIR CONCERTS & PUB GIGS – ARE FREE OF CHARGE

SATURDAY - 2nd JUNE 2018

12 noon ~ LIVE @ Rory Gallagher Statue
GEORGIE GORMAN BAND

12.30pm ~ Guitar Session at Owen Roe’s Bar
with Barry Barnes (Sinnerboy)

1pm ~ Chill @ The Fair Green (opposite Rory Gallagher Theatre)
AIDEN PRYOR BAND (UK) - "A talent that Rory would be proud of"

2pm ~ GALA OPEN AIR CONCERT at Rory Gallagher Place
JED THOMAS BAND (Ireland)
& ROLLIN' EMPIRE (Ireland)
& MISSISSIPPI SHEIKS (Ireland)

2pm ~ LIVE @ Rory Gallagher Statue
Blackbird & Crow – “Stompin’ Rhythm & Blues”
& Colm Skwirbat (Ireland)

2pm ~ Mark Black Blues at Dicey Reilly's Bar
2pm ~ The Well Dressed Hobos at Max Bar
3pm ~ Peter Price (UK) at O'Donnell's Bar
3.30pm ~ Oddsocks at The Bridgend Bar
4pm ~ Keelan Kerrigan at the Rushy Glen Pub
5pm ~ Delta Fuse at Dicey Reilly's Bar

5pm ~ Wild Atlantic Way Gig @ Rory Gallagher Statue -
GERRY QUIGLEY'S SHINKICKERS (Ireland)
& DOM MARTIN (Belfast)

5pm ~ The Blind Wolf Club at Sean Og's Pub
7pm ~ The Bluesman ~ Peter Price at The Bridgend Bar
8pm ~ Optical Illusion at Dicey Reilly's Bar

7pm ~ Rory Gallagher Place – “Rory's Homestead”
TONY DOWLER’S HELLHOUNDS (UK)
& STORMBRINGER (Ireland)

FESTIVAL BIG TOP – Saturday Night
- Gates Open at 7pm -
WALTER TROUT BAND (USA)
ERIC STECKEL BAND (USA)
JOHNNY GALLAGHER & BOXTIE (IRE)
SEAMIE O’DOWD (IRE)

Stage Times
7.45pm ~ Seamie O’Dowd
8.45pm ~ Eric Steckel Band
10.15pm ~ Walter Trout Band
12.00am ~ Johnny Gallagher & Boxtie

Adm. €25 euro – Click for Advanced Tickets
http://www.rorygallagherfestival.com/tickets.html
Tickets available at the Festival Ticket Office
or at 7pm at the Festival Big Top Entrance

SATURDAY NIGHT - PUB GIGS
11pm ~ AIDEN PRYOR BAND (UK) at Owen Roe’s Bar
11pm ~ THE MISSISSIPPI SHEIKS (Ire) at O'Donnell's Bar
11pm ~ LAUNDROMAT (Holland) at Sean Og’s
11pm ~ SINNERBOY (UK) at The Limit
11pm ~ GERRY QUIGLEY’S SHINKICKERS at the Lantern Bar
11pm ~ JED THOMAS BAND at Dicey Reilly’s Bar
11pm ~ DEUCE (Ireland) at The Bridgend Bar
11pm ~ CATFISH (IRE) at The Rushy Glen Pub
11pm ~ BLACKBIRD & CROW at Melly’s Pub
11pm ~ THE BIG ROCK BAND at Max Bar

PLEASE NOTE – ALL OPEN AIR CONCERTS & PUB GIGS – ARE FREE OF CHARGE

SUNDAY - 3rd JUNE 2018

12 noon ~ LIVE @ The Gables
PAT McMANUS BAND (ex. Mama’s Boy’s)
& SAM DAVIDSON'S TASTE (Belfast)

12 noon ~ Guitar Session at the Bridgend Bar
with Barry Barnes (Sinnerboy)

12.30pm ~ A Tribute to Rory at Owen Roe’s Bar
with Jed Thomas & Danny Vlaspoel

2pm LIVE @ Rory Gallagher Statue
Mark Langan & Friends

2pm ~ Mark Black at Dicey Reilly's Bar
3pm ~ Blues & Roots - Cian O'Donnell at the Bridgend Bar

3pm ~ GALA OPEN AIR CONCERT at Rory Gallagher Place
DEUCE (Ireland)
LAUNDROMAT (Holland)
​IN YOUR TOWN (Ireland)

3.30pm ~ LIVE @ Rory Gallagher Statue
Seamie O’Dowd & Georgie Gorman

3pm ~ Kingpin at Max Bar
3.30pm ~ Waldorf & Cannon (Derry) at The Bridgend Bar
5pm ~ Optical Illusion Blues at Dicey Reilly's Bar
5pm ~ Doctor Doctor - Live at the Rushy Glen Pub
5.30pm ~ Acoustic Blues Session - Peter Price at Sean Og's
6pm ~ Mark Black at The Bridgend Bar

5pm ~ Wild Atlantic Way Gig @ Rory Gallagher Statue
AIDEN PRYOR BAND (UK) & DOM MARTIN (Belfast)

7pm ~ Rory Gallagher Place – “Roarin’ for Rory Gig”
JED THOMAS BAND & SINNERBOY

FESTIVAL BIG TOP – Sunday Night
- Gates Open at 7pm - ​
BAND OF FRIENDS
WILKO JOHNSON BAND
BRIAN DOWNEY'S - "Alive & Dangerous"
COLM SKWIRBAT (Ire)

Stage Times
7.45pm ~ Colm Skwirbat
8.45pm ~ Wilko Johnson Band
10.15pm ~ Band of Friends
12.00am ~ Brian Downey's Alive & Dangerous

Adm. €25 euro – Click for Advanced Tickets
http://www.rorygallagherfestival.com/tickets.html
Tickets available at the Festival Ticket Office
or at 7pm at the Festival Big Top Entrance

SUNDAY NIGHT - PUB GIGS
11pm ~ AIDEN PRYOR BAND at O'Donnell's Bar
11pm ~ DELTA FUSE at Dicey Reilly's Bar
11pm ~ THE MISSISSIPI SHEIKS at Bridgend Bar
11pm ~ TONY DOWLER’S HELLHOUND’S at Owen Roe’s Bar
11pm ~ GERRY QUIGLEY’S SHINKICKERS at Sean Og’s
11pm ~ PETER PRICE at Melly’s Pub
11pm ~ DEUCE at The Limit Pub
11pm ~ CATFISH (Ireland) at the Lantern Bar
11pm ~ LAUNDROMAT at the Rushy Glen Pub
11pm ~ THE BLIND WOLF CLUB at Max Bar
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