BAND OF FRIENDS
European Blues Award Winner 2013 (Best Band)
European Blues Award winner 2015 Ted McKenna (Best Musician, Performance)
picture by Haluk Gurer
"A CELEBRATION OF THE MUSIC OF RORY GALLAGHER"
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.
'Please be assured that this is no tribute band.
Think a rendition of a composer's former work performed by those who have a full right to both perform it and choose their musicians.
RG would approve. No Doubt'
Noel Buckley, (Get Ready to Rock UK)
'Having had the privilege of seeing Rory Gallagher live (as well as several tribute acts),
I can honestly say that this gig is the closest that anyone will ever come to his sound, style and sheer energy of delivery.
This wasn't a gig, it was a concert.
This certainly was a 'Celebration of the music of Rory Gallagher' and it's great to see they are doing a fantastic job of keeping the music of this great musician alive.'
Rob Dodgson, (Annular Media UK)
Brief video from the sound check... more
A nice piece of history.
Ted and Gerry in 1979... more
A great interview with Marcel in Dutch magazine "Nieuwe Revu". Read the article here... more
We've just finished recording what will be our next album.Mixing is continuing as we speak.
Artwork should be ready soon.
We are hoping for a release date, the end of September 16.
Marcel had a great piece in the Dutch magazine "Nieuwe Revu" Check it out.
Ted will be doing some shows with The Michael Schencker Group during the Summer.
He has been rehearsing in Glasgow with Michael and Chris Glen.
We're all looking forward to playing again at The Rory Gallagher international festival in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal,Ireland.
Also other festivals throughout the Summer.
Gerry has been talking to Roz Crowley, who has written a book on the first ever Irish open air concert, which took place in Macroom, Co Cork.
The first festival was 1976.
The second Macroom festival was 1978, This was also Ted's first gig with Rory,A baptism of fire, so to speak.
So keep an eye out for the book.
We look forward to seeing you on the road somewhere.
Keep an eye on our Tour guide for all updated shows in your area.
Band of Friends.
Friday 1st July.
Saturday 16th July.
Friday 22nd July.
Sunday 24th July.
Sunday 31st July.
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