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50 Days to RORY GALLAGHER INTERNATIONAL TRIBUTE FESTIVAL

Postby Barry O'Neill » 15 Apr 2011, 03:50

JAN AKKERMAN BAND & ERIC BELL BAND & MARTIN CARTHY HEADLINE RORY GALLAGHER FESTIVAL 2011
in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, Ireland http://www.goingtomyhometown.com

12,000 music fans are annually making the trip to the birthplace of Ireland’s Greatest Rock ‘Blues Legend, Rory Gallagher’s hometown Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal for one of the big events on the Irish Festival Calendar, the Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival. The line-up for the 10th Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival 2011 has been announced with the 4-day festival taking place in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal between Thursday 2nd and Sunday 5th June 2011. The Festival will feature the legendary Jan Akkerman and his band, yes the Dutchman who was lead guitarist and frontman to the renowned “Focus”, while also among the headliners are 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. Some 20 International acts from Norway, Holland, Germany, USA, UK and from throughout Ireland 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”.

Festival Chairperson, Barry O’Neill said “we are delighted with the Programme that we have assembled. Eric Bell and his band previously played the Festival in 2007 and he was amazing, indeed his performance that night of ‘Whiskey in the Jar’ has since had over 85,000 You Tube hits. Jan Akkerman is widely regarded as one of the leading Guitarists in the world, its fabulous that the man behind tune ‘Hocus Pocus’ is coming to play Ballyshannon. Rory Gallagher was a fan of Jan Akkerman and equally Jan was a fan of Rory. Folk Guitarist Martin Carthy will also perform at the headline Concert at the Rory Gallagher Theatre on Saturday 4th June 2011. Martin Carthy collaborated with Rory on the Album ‘Wheels within wheels’, its great that the 10th year of the Festival has these legends of music coming to pay tribute to Rory”.
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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”, “Preachers Son” (featuring Tabby Callaghan), “Zero Resistance”, “Messin’ with d’Gallagher”, “The Bollock Brothers”, “Odd Socks Revival”, “Brian Meakin Band”, “Bangin’ Yokes”, “Red Brick House” and solo blues artists Peter Price (UK) and Monica Heldal (Norway).

The organisers of the Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival 2011 are expecting significant attendances at the 4-day Festival in June with Barry O’Neill paying tribute to those who continue to support the staging of the Festival, “it would not be possible without the ongoing work by the voluntary committee who put many hours of work into the Tribute Festival for many months, also our 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 2010 in Ballyshannon. All Festival details & Tickets available at http://www.goingtomyhometown.com
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