Rory Gallagher Festival – what you need to know!

//Rory Gallagher Festival – what you need to know!

Rory Gallagher Festival – what you need to know!

The annual tribute festival honouring one of Ballyshannon’s most famous son’s takes place this weekend in Ireland’s oldest town – The Rory Gallagher Festival. The weekend will be packed full of music and craic from the streets of Ballyshannon, the pubs and of course the big top.

There will be a daily shuttle bus from Bundoran to Ballyshannon right across the weekend and we’re looking forward to welcoming lots of guests to town in the coming days.

Rory Gallagher Festival poster 2019

Rory Gallagher Festival poster 2019

Here’s some of the information you need to know to get you through the weekend!

Shuttle Bus times:

A Special Festival Shuttle Bus Service will operate between Bundoran & Ballyshannon
throughout the Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival

It will operate to the following Timetable with 2 Pick-up locations on Main Street, Bundoran
and from Lantern Bar, Ballyshannon

The cost of the service is just €2 per trip 

THURSDAY 30th MAY 2019

Departing Bundoran at Apartotel and at Holyrood Hotel – to Ballyshannon 
Thursday ~ 2pm,   5pm,   7pm,  9pm,   10pm

Departing Ballyshannon from Lantern Bar – to Bundoran 
Thursday ~ 1.45pm, 4.45pm, 6.45pm, 10.45pm, 12.45pm, 1.45am 
(The Service at 1.45am will include several Buses) 

FRIDAY 31st MAY 2019 

Departing Bundoran at Apartotel and at Holyrood Hotel – to Ballyshannon 
Friday ~ 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm 

Departing Ballyshannon from Lantern Bar – to Bundoran 
Friday ~ 10.45am, 12.45pm, 2.45pm, 4.45pm, 6.45pm, 7.45pm, 8.45pm  

LATE NIGHT – Departing Ballyshannon from Lantern Bar – to Bundoran 
11.45pm, 12.45am, 1.30am, 2am, 2.30am 
(The Service at 2.30am will include several Buses) 

SATURDAY 1st JUNE 2019 

Departing Bundoran at Apartotel and at Holyrood Hotel – to Ballyshannon 
Saturday ~ 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm, 10pm  

Departing Ballyshannon from Lantern Bar – to Bundoran 
Saturday ~ 10.45am, 12.45pm, 2.45pm, 4.45pm, 6.45pm, 7.45pm, 8.45pm, 9.45pm 

LATE NIGHT – Departing Ballyshannon from Lantern Bar – to Bundoran 
11.45pm, 12.45am, 1.30am, 2am, 2.30am 
(The Service at 2.30am will include several Buses) 

SUNDAY 2nd JUNE 2019 

Departing Bundoran at Apartotel and at Holyrood Hotel – to Ballyshannon 
Sunday ~ 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm, 10pm 

Departing Ballyshannon from Lantern Bar – to Bundoran 
Sunday ~ 10.45am, 12.45pm, 2.45pm, 4.45pm, 7.45pm, 8.45pm, 9.45pm 

LATE NIGHT – Departing Ballyshannon from Lantern Bar – to Bundoran 
11.45pm, 12.45am, 1.30am, 2am, 2.30am 
(The Service at 2.30am will include several Buses) 

The Line Up:

THURSDAY – 30th MAY 2019 

2pm ~ LIVE @ Rory Gallagher Statue
with JOHNNY GALLAGHER (Boxtie Band) 

Ocean FM Radio – Broadcast Live on Main Street from 4pm to 7pm 

4pm ~ Open Air Concert @ Rory Gallagher Place 
MARK LANGAN & THE MERCENARIES  &
TONY DOWLERS HELLHOUNDS (UK)  & 

IN YOUYR TOWN (Ire)  &  AIDEN PRYOR BAND 

5pm ~ Mark Black Blues at Dicey Reilly’s Bar
5.30pm ~ Blues Session – Peter Price at Sean Og’s Pub
7pm ~ Guitar Session – Cian O’Donnell at Bridgend Bar
8pm ~ Acoustic Breaks (CD Launch) – Live at Melly’s Bar 

6pm ~ Wild Atlantic Way Gig @ Rory Gallagher Statue
with DEUCE (Ireland) 

7pm ~ Festival Opening Reception at The Rory Gallagher Theatre 
Donal Gallagher & Guests – Wine Reception   Live on Ocean FM Radio – Live Stream on www.oceanfm.ie

8pm ~ The Launch of Rory Gallagher’s “BLUES” Album 
RORY’S BLUES featuring Seamie O’Dowd Band 
at The Rory Gallagher Theatre – Adm. €5 – Tickets on the door only 

THURSDAY NIGHT – PUB GIGS 
10pm – LAUNDROMAT (Holland) at Owen Roe’s Bar 
10pm – PETER PRICE at Melly’s Bar 
10pm – MARK LANGAN at O’Donnell’s Bar
10pm – JOHNNY GALLAGHER at Bridgend Bar 
10pm – THE DAVY K PROJECT at Sean Og’s Pub 
10pm – DELTA FUSE at Dicey Reilly’s Bar 
10pm – KINGPIN (Ireland) at Max Bar
10pm – B LOOSE (Belguim) at the Rushy Glen Pub 

FRIDAY – 31st MAY 2019 

​12 noon ~ For Rory at the Rock Hospital
– Barry Barnes (Sinnerboy) & Mark Langan 

2pm ~ LIVE @ Rory Gallagher Statue 
PETER PRICE  &  COLM SKWIRBAT

3pm ~ Open Air Concert at Rory Gallagher Place – “Let’s go to work” 
LAUNDROMAT (NL)  &
GERRY QUIGLEY’S SHINKICKERS  &
SINNERBOY (UK) 

4.30pm ~ Wild Atlantic Way Gig @ Rory Gallagher Statue
BIG GUNS (Italy)   &   THE BLIND WOLF CLUB (Ireland) 

2pm ~ Mark Black Blues – Live at Dicey Reilly’s Bar
2pm ~ B Loose – Live at Max Bar
3pm ~ Acoustic Session with Cian O’Donnell at Bridgend Bar
5pm ~ Delta Fuse Blues at Dicey Reilly’s Bar
5.30pm ~ Peter Price at Sean Og’s Pub 

6pm ~ Acoustic Breaks – Live at Melly’s Bar 
7pm ~ Rory O’Dowd & Friends at the Bridgend Bar 

FESTIVAL BIG TOP – Friday Night 
– Gates Open at 7pm – 
BERNIE MARSDEN BAND 
JOHNNY GALLAGHER & BOXTIE 
GERRY JABLONSKI BAND (Scotland) 
SLEEPY HOLLOW (Cork) 

Stage Times
7.30pm – Sleepy Hollow 
8.45pm – Gerry Jablonski Band 
10pm – Johnny Gallagher & Boxtie 
11.45pm – Bernie Marsden Band 

Adm. €30 euro – Click for Advanced Tickets  
http://www.rorygallagherfestival.com/tickets.html
Tickets available at the Festival Ticket Office
or at 7pm at the Festival Big Top Entrance

FRIDAY NIGHT – PUB GIGS 
11pm – BARRY McGIVERN BAND at Dorrian’s Hotel
11pm – 
FRESH EVIDENCE at the Lantern Bar 
11pm – AIDEN PRYOR BAND (UK) at Owen Roe’s Bar 
11pm – TONY DOWLER’S HELLHOUND’S (UK) at The Limit 
11pm – THE BIG ROCK BAND at Max Bar 
11pm – THE MISSISSIPPI SHEIKS at Sean Og’s Pub 
11pm – DEUCE (Dublin) at O’Donnell’s Bar 
11pm – ODDSOCKS at The Bridgend Bar 
11pm – Optical Illusion Rock at Dicey Reilly’s Bar 
11pm – DOM MARTIN at Melly’s Bar 

11pm – COLM SKWIRBAT at the Rushy Glen Pub

ALL OPEN AIR CONCERTS & PUB GIGS – ARE FREE OF CHARGE 

SATURDAY – 1st JUNE 2019 

12 noon ~ LIVE @ Rory Gallagher Statue
GEORGIE GORMAN BAND 

12.15pm ~ Book signing at A Novel Idea
Rory Gallagher – The Man Behind the Guitar
with author Julian Vignoles

12.30pm ~ Guitar Session at Owen Roe’s Bar
with Barry Barnes (Sinnerboy)

1pm ~ Chill @ The Fair Green (opposite Rory Gallagher Theatre)
THE BLIND WOLF CLUB  &  CATFISH (IRE) 

2pm ~ GALA OPEN AIR CONCERT at Rory Gallagher Place
FRESH EVIDENCE (Ireland) &
ROLLIN’ EMPIRE (Ireland) 
&
SEAMIE O’DOWD BAND (Ireland) 

2pm ~ LIVE @ Rory Gallagher Statue
BIG GUNS (Italy)  &  EFFIGY – CCR Tribute (Ireland) 

1pm ~ Acoustic Session – Cian O’Donnell at the Bridgend Bar
1pm ~ Mark Black Blues at Dicey Reilly’s Bar 

3pm ~ Peter Price (UK) at O’Donnell’s Bar
3.30pm ~ Oddsocks – Live at the Bridgend Bar
4pm ~ Delta Fuse Blues Live at Dicey Reilly’s Bar  

5pm ~ Doctor Doctor Live at the Rushy Glen Pub
5.30pm ~ Davy K – Solo Show at Sean Og’s Pub 

6pm ~ Acoustic Breaks – Live at Melly’s Bar 
7pm ~ The Bluesman ~ Peter Price at The Bridgend Bar
7pm ~ Optical Illusion Rock at Dicey Reilly’s Bar 

7pm ~ Rory Gallagher Place – “Rory’s Homestead”
TONY DOWLER’S HELLHOUNDS (UK)
&  MARK LANGAN & THE MERCENARIES (Ireland) 

FESTIVAL BIG TOP – Saturday Night 
– Gates Open at 7pm – 

WILKO JOHNSON BAND
PAT McMANUS BAND (IRE) 

THE MISSISSIPPI SHEIKS (IRE)
AIDEN PRYOR BAND (UK) 

Stage Times 
7.30pm – The Mississippi Sheiks  
8.45pm – Aiden Pryor Band  
10.00pm – Wilko Johnson Band 
11.50pm ~ Pat McManus Band 

Adm. €30 euro – Click for Advanced Tickets  
http://www.rorygallagherfestival.com/tickets.html
Tickets available at the Festival Ticket Office
or at 7pm at the Festival Big Top Entrance 

SATURDAY NIGHT – PUB GIGS 
11pm – SAM DAVIDSON’S TASTE at Owen Roe’s Bar 
11pm – DOM MARTIN at O’Donnell’s Bar 

11pm – FRESH EVIDENCE (Ireland) at Dicey Reilly’s Bar 
11pm – BARRY McGIVERN BAND at Dorrian’s Hotel
11pm – LAUNDROMAT (Holland) at Sean Og’s Pub 

11pm – SINNERBOY (UK) at The Limit 
11pm – GERRY QUIGLEY’S SHINKICKERS at the Lantern Bar 
11pm – DEUCE (Ireland) at The Bridgend Bar 
11pm – BLACKBIRD & CROW at Melly’s Pub 
11pm – THE TAIL GUNNERS at Max Bar
11pm – MARK LANGAN at the Rushy Glen Pub 

ALL OPEN AIR CONCERTS & PUB GIGS – ARE FREE OF CHARGE

SUNDAY – 2nd JUNE 2019 

12 noon ~ LIVE @ The Gables
PAT McMANUS BAND (ex. Mama’s Boy’s)
&  SAM DAVIDSON’S TASTE (Belfast) 

12 noon ~ Guitar Session at the Bridgend Bar
with Barry Barnes (Sinnerboy) 

12.30pm ~ A Tribute to Rory at Owen Roe’s Bar
with Gerry Quigley & Danny Vlaspoel 

3pm ~ GALA OPEN AIR CONCERT at Rory Gallagher Place
DEUCE (Ireland)
THE BLIND WOLF CLUB  (Ireland)
​IN YOUR TOWN (Ireland) 

3.30pm ~ LIVE @ Rory Gallagher Statue
SEAMIE O’DOWD & GEORGIE GORMAN 

2pm ~ Mark Black Blues – Live at Dicey Reilly’s Bar
2pm ~ Rory O’Dowd & Jamie Callaghan at Max Bar
3.30pm ~ Crow Black Chicken – Live at the Bridgend Bar
5pm ~ Doctor Doctor Live at the Rushy Glen Pub
5pm ~ Optical Illusion Rock at Dicey Reilly’s Bar 
5.30pm ~ Blues Session – Peter Price at Sean Og’s
6pm ~ Acoustic Breaks – Live at Melly’s Bar
7pm ~ Mark Black Band – Live at The Bridgend Bar

5pm ~ Wild Atlantic Way Gig @ Rory Gallagher Statue
GERRY QUIGLEY’S SHINKICKERS (IRE)  &
CATFISH (IRE) 

7pm ~ Rory Gallagher Place – “Roarin’ for Rory Gig”
LAUNDROMAT (NL)   &   SINNERBOY (UK) 

FESTIVAL BIG TOP – Sunday Night
– Gates Open at 7pm – 
BAND OF FRIENDS
WISHBONE ASH 
GRAINNE DUFFY BAND
DOM MARTIN 

Stage Times
7.30pm – Dom Martin 
8.30pm – Grainne Duffy Band 
10pm – Band of Friends 
11.45pm – Wishbone Ash 

Adm. €30 euro – Click for Advanced Tickets  
http://www.rorygallagherfestival.com/tickets.html
Tickets available at the Festival Ticket Office
or at 7pm at the Festival Big Top Entrance

SUNDAY NIGHT – PUB GIGS 
9pm – DELTA FUSE BLUES at Dicey Reilly’s Bar
11pm – BARRY McGIVERN BAND at Dorrian’s Hotel
11pm – AIDEN PRYOR BAND at O’Donnell’s Bar 

11pm – THE MISSISSIPI SHEIKS at The Bridgend Bar 
11pm – TONY DOWLER’S HELLHOUND’S (UK) at Owen Roe’s Bar 
11pm – THE BLIND WOLF CLUB at Sean Og’s Pub 
11pm – PETER PRICE at Melly’s Pub 
11pm – DEUCE at The Limit Pub 
11pm – 
GERRY QUIGLEY’S SHINKICKERS at the Lantern Bar 
11pm – B LOOSE (Belgium) at Max Bar 
11pm – CATFISH at the Rushy Glen Pub 

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