“Simply, absolutely brilliant”, says Donal Gallagher ( Rory Gallagher’s Brother ) 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 lines up with the new boy on bass Michael O’Neill who is not only a great bassist but is also a mean guitar player in his own right.
On drums is Dan McQuillan whose style is a crossover of
John Wilson’s jazzy style blended with Brendan O’Neill’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.
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