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Rory Gallagher honoured at Classic Rock Awards

Dónal Gallagher is a brother of the late Rory Gallagher

LEGENDARY rock guitarist Rory Gallagher was honoured at an awards ceremony at Camden’s Roundhouse in London last night.

The late musician was awarded a Tommy Vance Inspiration Award at Classic Rock’s 2013 Awards.

Rory’s brother Dónal was on hand to collect the tribute for the best-selling blues-rock guitarist, who died in 1995.

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After accepting the award, Dónal said: “Ideally, I would want my brother here to collect the award in person, but I am very grateful to all who fly the Rory flag.

“This is one for the fans,” he added.

The latest release from the Gallagher stable is Kickback City – a concept crime thriller album, which was made in collaboration with Scottish writer Ian Rankin, the artist Timothy Truman and Irish-American actor Aidan Quinn.

The work embraces the ‘crime noir’ aspect of Rory’s music, and also includes a Rankin-scripted graphic novella and a narrated audio book .  

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One comment on “Rory Gallagher honoured at Classic Rock Awards”

  1. Denise Wilden

    Great news and well deserved but I agree with Donal, Rory should be here to collect this in person, Rory's flag will continue to fly by all of us who love him and his music, we won't let him be forgotten, we love him and miss him every day.

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