|Rory Gallagher, 2 March 1948 - 14 June 1995 (aged 47).|
My bro-in-law recently found a load of old negs that he thought he'd lost including this shot he took of Rory Gallagher at SFX (St Francis Xavier Hall) Dublin, Christmas 1983.
Blues is a musical genre created within the African-American communities in the Deep South of the United States at the end of the 19th century. And within the genre there are many great Blues musicians with deep ties directly linked to those roots.
Yet, in a different place and time, a white guy from a quiet corner of Ireland, can also 'get' the Blues and go on to be recognised amongst the top Blues guitarists on the planet. RIP Rory G.
Photo: Courtesy of Michael MacSweeney