#OTD in 1995 – Death of Donegal-born blues guitarist and singer/songwriter Rory Gallagher.

Blues guitarist legend, Rory Gallagher, died in a London hospital from complications following a liver transplant at the age of 47. Rory’s family moved to Cork where he discovered blues music on American Forces Radio. By the time he was twenty-one, he was recognised as one of the finest guitarists in the world. In 1971, […]

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#OTD in 1824 – Birth of poet, William Allingham, in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal.

William Allingham was a poet, diarist and editor. He wrote several volumes of lyric verse, and his poem ‘The Faeries’ was much anthologised; but he is better known for his posthumously published Diary, in which he records his lively encounters with Tennyson, Carlyle and other writers and artists. His wife, Helen Allingham, was a well-known watercolourist and […]

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#OTD in 1948 – Birth of guitarist, Rory Gallagher, in Donegal.

Irish blues guitarist legend Rory Gallagher is born in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal. Rory’s family moved to Cork where he discovered blues music on American Forces Radio. By the time he was twenty-one, he was recognised as one of the finest guitarists in the world. In 1971, the UK music paper Melody Maker voters gave Gallagher […]

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#OTD in 1824 – Birth of poet, William Allingham, in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal.

William Allingham was a poet, diarist and editor. He wrote several volumes of lyric verse, and his poem ‘The Faeries’ was much anthologised; but he is better known for his posthumously published Diary, in which he records his lively encounters with Tennyson, Carlyle and other writers and artists. His wife, Helen Allingham, was a well-known watercolourist and […]

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#OTD in 1948 – Birth of guitarist, Rory Gallagher, in Donegal.

Irish blues guitarist legend Rory Gallagher is born in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal. Rory’s family moved to Cork where he discovered blues music on American Forces Radio. By the time he was twenty-one, he was recognised as one of the finest guitarists in the world. In 1971, the UK music paper Melody Maker voters gave Gallagher […]

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#OTD in 1995 – Death of Donegal-born blues guitarist and singer/songwriter Rory Gallagher.

Blues guitarist legend, Rory Gallagher, died in a London hospital from complications following a liver transplant at the age of 47. Rory’s family moved to Cork where he discovered blues music on American Forces Radio. By the time he was twenty-one, he was recognised as one of the finest guitarists in the world. In 1971, […]

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#OTD in 1948 – Birth of guitarist, Rory Gallagher, in Donegal.

Irish blues guitarist legend Rory Gallagher is born in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal. Rory’s family moved to Cork where he discovered blues music on American Forces Radio. By the time he was twenty-one, he was recognised as one of the finest guitarists in the world. In 1971, the UK music paper Melody Maker voters gave Gallagher […]

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#OTD in 1995 – Death of Donegal-born blues guitarist and singer/songwriter Rory Gallagher.

Blues guitarist legend, Rory Gallagher, died in a London hospital from complications following a liver transplant at the age of 47. Rory’s family moved to Cork where he discovered blues music on American Forces Radio. By the time he was twenty-one, he was recognised as one of the finest guitarists in the world. In 1971, […]

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#OTD in 1948 – Birth of guitarist, Rory Gallagher, in Donegal.

Irish blues guitarist legend Rory Gallagher is born in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal. Rory’s family moved to Cork where he discovered blues music on American Forces Radio. By the time he was twenty-one, he was recognised as one of the finest guitarists in the world. In 1971, the UK music paper Melody Maker voters gave Gallagher […]

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