Sinnerboy to recreate Rory Gallagher's iconic Cork Opera Show live

Sinnerboy to recreate Rory Gallagher's iconic Cork Opera Show live

Sinnerboy who have headlined Rory Gallagher tribute events in many venues throughout the world return to Cork in September to play a special show to mark the 50th anniversary of the release of Rory’s first self-titled album.

SINNERBOY will play Rory Gallagher’s complete set from his iconic performance at Cork Opera House in 1987 on Saturday, September 18.

Sinnerboy who have headlined Rory Gallagher tribute events in many venues throughout the world return to Cork in September to play a special show to mark the 50th anniversary of the release of Rory’s first self-titled album.

The show will recreate the landmark Gallagher gig in 1987, beginning with the complete track listing of the Live in Cork recording and then expanding to include many other of Rory’s classics.

Describing the Sinnerboy show, Rory's brother Donal Gallagher said: 

"Here is the proof that my brother's music lives on.” 

After an absence of some years from playing in his native city, Rory Gallagher returned in 1987 to perform for the first time at Cork Opera House.

The RTÉ cameras were there to capture the homecoming and the subsequent documentary, Live in Cork, is held up as an iconic snapshot of Gallagher’s homecoming as the revered bluesman delivered classic tracks like ‘Tattoo’d Lady’, ‘Follow Me’, ‘When My Baby She Left Me’ and ‘Out On The Western Plain’.

The film, which has become a visual Bible by Gallagher’s fans, was released on VHS in 1990 and then on DVD in 2009.

Gallagher formed the band Taste in the late 1960s and recorded solo albums throughout the 1970s and 1980s, with album sales amassing over 30 million copies worldwide.

His playing has been cited as the inspiration behind countless renowned guitarists over the decades and his passing in 1995 was mourned across the music industry.

During an amazing career he also collaborated with legends such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Muddy Waters and Lonnie Donegan.

Gallagher is still considered one of Ireland's most important musicians, as evidenced by recently being named as Ireland's Greatest Music Artist by Newstalk listeners.

Limited tickets for this socially distanced live event are available on Wednesday, September 1 at 10am from Cork Opera House Box Office at €20 plus booking fee.

This show will be subject to any public health guidelines in place at the time of the event.

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