Gallagher tribute in Market Place

RORY Gallagher had a huge impact on the world of blues and rock and is recognized as Irelands first real ‘rock star’.

He left behind an enduring musical legacy which has received fresh recognition and attracted a whole new generation of younger fans over recent years.

Barry Barnes formed ‘Sinnerboy’ with the sole intention of keeping Rory’s memory alive. Rory was renowned for his powerful acoustic work and Barry faithfully recaptures the passion and excitement of his performance. Playing acoustic and steel guitar and mandolin, and with a voice that closely resembles the late Rory’s in pitch and tone, Barry brings all the great acoustic numbers back to life.

The extensive repertoire includes all Rory’s acoustic material, along with unplugged versions of some of the most popular electric numbers and a fascinating selection from the work of artists who influenced Rory such as Son House, Ledbelly, Muddy Waters etc. All this is interspersed with colourful anecdotes from a man who really knows and loves his subject.

‘Sinnerboy’ will be staged at The Market Place Theatre in Armagh on Thursday, August 9 at 8pm. Tickets are priced £10 each. Contact the box office on 3752 1821 for more details or go online at