‘Portraits of Rory‘ features the legendary Irish singer, songwriter and guitarist Rory Gallagher. The “People’s Guitar Hero” who revelled in his anti-star status to become an outstanding writer, player and live performer and whom Joe Bonamassa has described as “the Rocky Balboa of guitarists”. Rory Gallagher truly came alive on stage and this new, coffee table book captures Rory as his best through the lens of […]

To dovetail the September 30th release of Rory Gallagher’s ‘Deuce – 50th Anniversary Edition Box Set‘, the Rory Gallagher Archives and UMC will premiere the official music video for ‘Crest of A Wave – Alt. Take 2‘ on YouTube via https://rorygallagher.lnk.to/COAW-OMVPR at 5pm UK time on Friday September 2. The single is available on all streaming platforms via https://rorygallagher.lnk.to/COAW-alt. The video, made in partnership with the Rory Gallagher Archives, and Fionn Rogers, […]

Following the announcement about the September 30th release date of Rory Gallagher’s ‘Deuce‘ 50th Anniversary Edition Deluxe Boxset of his critically acclaimed 1971 sophomore album, two rare tracks will be available to stream from Friday August 19th. These include the never-before-released ‘Crest Of A Wave‘ (Alt. Take 2) and ‘Used To Be‘ (50th Anniversary Edition). Both tracks can be streamed from https://RoryGallagher.lnk.to/COAW-alt. The album is available to pre-order from https://RoryGallagher.lnk.to/Deuce_50. The extensive celebratory release digs deep into the Rory Gallagher Archives and will […]

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Rory Gallagher’s ‘Deuce‘ sophomore solo album from 1971, a deluxe CD boxset will be released by UMC on Friday September 30th. The album is available to pre-order from https://RoryGallagher.lnk.to/Deuce_50. The extensive celebratory release digs deep into the Rory Gallagher Archives and will include a new mix of the original album, twenty-eight previously unreleased alternate takes, a six-song 1972 BBC Radio ‘In Concert’, and seven Radio […]

World-renowned, legendary blues rock guitarist Rory Gallagher received the celebration treatment when the ‘50th Anniversary Box Set‘ of his eponymous 1971 debut album was released on September 3rd to across-the-board rave reviews from the UK music press including Mojo, Uncut, Classic Rock, Record Collector, Blues Matters, Blues in Britain and Shindig! “Full of classic, eclectic styled tracks, this is a must for fans and new listeners alike.” – Blues Matters “A powerful and welcome reminder of Gallagher’s unique range and flair.” – Classic Rock, 9/10 “Delicious context here… solo debut by Co. Donegal guitar great gets five-disc box set treatment.” – Mojo, 4/5 “More than a quarter century on from his death, […]

Legendary blues rock guitarist Rory Gallagher was recently voted Ireland’s Greatest Music Artist by the listeners of Dublin’s national independent radio station, Newstalk. Rory topped the list, beating U2, Thin Lizzy, Van Morrison and Christy Moore. Read the article: Here. Rory Gallagher, is still considered to have performed one of the greatest sets at the historic Reading Festival when it first launched 50 years ago in the summer of 1971. On Thursday August 26th, The Museum of Reading will launch a major exhibition entitled ‘The 1971 Reading Festival: For the First Time‘. The exhibition takes its […]

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Rory Gallagher‘s eponymous 1971 debut solo album, UMC/UMe is pleased to announce the September 3 release of a five-disc deluxe box set of the album. ‘Rory Gallagher 50th Anniversary Edition‘ will include a brand-new mix of the original album, 30 previously unreleased outtakes and alternate takes, a six-song 1971 BBC Radio John Peel Sunday Concert, plus four 1971 BBC Radio Sounds of […]