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‘A Celebration of the Music of Rory Gallagher.’

Thur 1st Sept 2022

Whelan’s Main Venue

Rory’s music reached a massive audience from Norway to Spain, from Japan to the USA, Covering all parts of the globe and producing some of the greatest rock/blues albums of the 60’s 70’s and the 80’s. Sadly we lost Rory on 14th June 1995, to his devoted fans and followers this was the ultimate tragedy. The BAND OF FRIENDS is not a tribute to Rory, more a celebration of his life and music.

Gerry McAvoy formed Band of friends in 2012.Gerry played bass with Rory Gallagher for 20 years. He has played on every record with Rory from 1971 to 1991. He also wrote his Biography “Riding shotgun” which was published in 2005. The band now consists of Brendan O’Neill on drums (Rory Gallagher 1981-1991) Paul Rose on guitar and Jim Kirkpatrick on guitar.


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€25 available online from Whelan’s.

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on all bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.


Whelan’s Silent Disco from 10:30pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best (€5 cover charge), plus Late Bar.