CORK & DUBLIN AREA TRIBUTES
Rory Gallagher Square
June 14, 2003
Open Air gig
a group of 18 year old
musicians from the Cork area in action.
The band is headed by guitarist
Brian Tambling......watch out for this guy!
A crowd of about 250 enjoy the action.
Organizers, Tony Moore and Pete Somers pictured
in the forefront
A group of 8 Loop members went to dinner at a Mexican
restaurant in Cork.
Where else would you go for Mexican besides Cork?!
The members came from 6 different countries.
Clockwise:Gareth Williams (Wales), Unni Williams (Norway),
John Ganjamie ( US),
Laurie McGuire (US), Phil Redshaw (UK) and John Spreckley ( Australia).
Not pictured...Irene ( Laurie's friend from Ireland) and Barbara
Rory's global appeal at work
The wrap up of the
weekend.....a two band finale
at the 2 Mile Inn in Midleton
Brute Force & Ignorance opened the show
Marcus broke a string...within seconds Volkhard from the Loop
dashed to the stage to loan his green Strat to keep the show going
The Loop followed
BFI to the stage
Volkhard at work
Jan takes over the vocals
Loop Members at the 2 Mile Inn &
John Spreckley from Australia
John Spreckley & Gareth Williams
Stefanos (Greece) and Saxo ( Holland)
Saxo, roryfan and Barbara G salute
Thomas (BFI) & Laurie McGuire
Tony Moore puts the finishing touches to the night
THANKS TO GARETH WILLIAMS
FOR MANY OF THE PHOTOS POSTED ABOVE!!
Photos from Cork sent
by Phil Redshaw
Stagestruck at the open air gig
Brian and Rory at McDaid's
Back row: Stefanos,
Phil Redshaw, Saxo, Peter Stoudt
Phil Redshaw with Robert & Paula Jones from Cardiff
Front: Tony Watson ( formery of New Zealand)
Marcus of BFI
BFI at the 2 Mile Inn
A TASTE OF
RORY took Dublin by storm with a R.G. commemorative gig on Friday, June
The band (Deko Kennedy (gtr/vocals), Paul Moore (bass), Rod Quinn
(drums) and Dick Farrelly (keyboards)] started the night as a three
piece, playing music from the TASTE era ( e.g. 'Mornin' Sun', 'Whats
goin On' etc.) to a wildly appreciative audience.
An acoustic set followed, including such gems as 'Out on the Western
Plain', but the real highlight of the show was an original, penned by
Deko, recounting his first visit to Rory's grave in Ballincollig. There
wasn't a dry eye in the house...
The third part of the show was done as a four-piece, and included
such classics as 'A Million Miles Away', 'Walk on Hot Coals', and finished
up with the 'anthem' - 'Bullfrog Blues'. Encore after encore followed,
with fans dancing and screaming for more. As one fan put it: "Taxi? -
I could RUN home!!!"
A TASTE OF RORY continue to break new ground, spreading the message
of Rory to fans, old and new ( the amount of young fans at the gig was
a welcome sight!). The band are planning a tour of Holland in August
( details to be confirmed) and look forward to touring the rest
of Europe in the near future.