Band of Friends

Band of Friends

Whelan's Dublin
Whelan's, Dublin
Whelan's Dublin 08/11/2021 20:00
08/11/2021 20:00

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This is an over 18s event. You may be required to show ID (driver's license, Garda / PSNI ID or passport only). Right of admission is reserved. Event subject to government restrictions.
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A celebration of the music of Rory Gallagher

 Winners of the European Blues Awards 2013 

Not just the notes – but the sound, energy and feel of Rory Gallagher, delivered by people who helped define it….


“Really has the atmosphere of a Rory concert” - Lust for life

“This is not a tribute band but a group of its own. The group works wonders” – Rock & Folk “Sparks fly from the first note. The Band of Friends is pure cracker” – Blues focus 

“The pleasure flies in your face” – Voor 

“A sturdy pot of blues-rock – they impressed, and not only me” – Bluesbreaker 

“In the music industry, it’s hard to find something this well done. Priceless” – 

“Like no other power unit, they celebrate the amiable guitar hero’s passion on stage” – The Blues Alone



Band of Friends are:

Gerry McAvoy (Bassist) (Rory Gallagher/Nine Below zero/Champion Jack Dupree/Deep Joy) 

Brendan O’Neill (Drums), Brendan played with Rory and Gerry for 10 years 1981 – 1991, Recording “Jinx”, “Defender”, “Fresh evidence”. Brendan toured extensively with Rory, travelling to USA, Japan, Australia, Europe.

Paul Rose (guitarist), Paul was picked by Rory out of 1000 young guitarists to win the Fender sponsored best guitarist competition.

Stephan Graf (guitarist,  Stephan has been playing with his own band Double vision, as a tribute to Rory. Stephan discovered Rory at a very early age. He really has the feel for Rory’s music.



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General Admission: €25.00 Incl. Booking Fee & €2.50 Service Charge


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