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GERRY MCAVOY'S

BAND OF FRIENDS

– THE RORY GALLAGHER BAND

Sunday 28 August 2022

The Muni 4.00 – 5.00

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A once in a lifetime chance to see Rory Gallagher's Former Band.

Way back in 1970 Gerry McAvoy and Rory Gallagher teamed up and forged a very successful partnership spanning over two decades.

The results are testament to one of the most loved guitarists of all time. Gerry was with Rory all along the way.
Due to amazing public demand Gerry put together 'A Band of Friends' to re perform all the classic songs he enjoyed alongside Rory Gallagher.

Tonight, will give you a chance to revisit the great catalogue of songs that we all know and love. Gerry McAvoy (Bass Guitar) played, recorded and toured with Rory for 20 years, from 1970 to 1991.

Gerry played on every album Rory ever made.
His 2005 book, 'Riding Shotgun' follows his career and life with Rory.
Gerry also played with Deep Joy, Champion Jack Dupree and Nine Below Zero.

Brendan O'Neill (Drums) Brendan and Gerry grew up together in Belfast.
Attending both the same Primary school and Secondary school.
They formed their first band together at school in 1967. The band was Pride. Pride developed into Deep Joy.
They went on to play together for a few years, until Gerry got the call to join Rory. In 1981 when Rory was looking for a new drummer, Brendan stepped up to the rostrum. He then played with Rory and Gerry for a further 10 years. Then played with Nine Below Zero for more than 20 years.

Brendan is now playing most shows with Band of friends.

Paul Rose (Guitar) A guitar players guitar player. He has played with some of the top names in the business. He was picked by Rory out of 1000 young guitarists to win the Fender sponsored best guitarist competition. Jim Kirkpatrick (Guitar/Vocals) Jim Kirkpatrick grew up listening to Rory's music. He also plays with FM.