The Barry McGivern Band coming to town

Posted by
Monday, July 16th, 2012
What's On
“Simply, absolutely brilliant”, says Rory’s brother, Donal Gallagher, about the Barry McGivern Band. Barry is a self taught musician who plays by ear, he first saw Rory on TV performing in the Taste Band in 1969 and since then has had an enduring relationship with Rory’s music, having seen Rory perform over 30 times at various gigs throughout Ireland and the UK. The Barry McGivern Band has been playing Rory’s music the length and breadth of Ireland, featuring at the Rory Gallagher Festival in Ballyshannon and at the Belfast City Blues Festival. The Band plays an average of 30 Rory Tribute gigs a year and with 10 years on the road the Band delivers an authentic Rory Gallagher performance that belies their hero Rory’s passion, energy, guitar technique and “pedal to the metal” performances. Featuring songs from the Taste era right through to Rory’s final line up, the Band covers the full spectrum of Rory’s music. The Band consists of long-serving bass player Rodney Hunter who is not only a great bassist but is also a mean guitar player in his own right. New boy on drums is Dan McQuillan whose style is a cross over of John Wilson’s jazzy style blended with Ted McKenna’s power hitting. The rhythm section takes the Band from euphoric highs to “hear a pin drop” depths. Not many guitar players get this close to what Rory was doing but Barry McGivern delivers the goods every time. Rory Gallagher Tribute – The Barry McGivern Band – gig will be held in The Amplfied Bar, Newry on Saturday 25th July.
Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed


This website does not share personal information with third parties nor do we store any information about your visit other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies. You can turn off the use of cookies at anytime by changing your specific browser settings.

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission. This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on 16/01/2017. If you have any questions feel free to contact Newry Times by emailing

Log in