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Legendary rockstar Rory Gallagher is set to be honoured by a new music festival that would hopefully bring music, tourism and joy to Cork.
Writing on Twitter, Cork City Councillor Shane O’Callaghan wrote: “Delighted that my proposal to establish an annual Rory Gallagher Music Festival in Cork was passed by Cork City Council and that the Council Executive has agreed to run with the idea.”
The proposal states that “Cork City Council would work with the local hospitality sector to establish and fund an annual ‘Rory Gallagher Music Festival’ in Cork. Such a festival would assist the local hospitality sector by attracting music enthusiasts to Cork on a specific weekend every year and would recognise Rory Gallagher’s enormous contribution to Cork music.”
Delighted that my proposal to establish an annual Rory Gallagher Music Festival in Cork was passed by @corkcitycouncil and that the Council Executive has agreed to run with the idea! @EoinBearla @niamhaineryan @AmyNolan95 @CiaranSunderla1 @NeilRedFM @OpinionLine96 pic.twitter.com/dfX2eVY1dB
— Shane O'Callaghan (@CllrShaneOC) October 26, 2021
The council’s Arts Office has since confirmed that it would “happy to work with any group or organisation who wishes to develop an arts-based festival around Rory Gallagher Music.”
“The SED directorate will engage with businesses in the Huguenot Quarter to explore the possibility of holding a Rory Gallagher Music event in Rory Gallagher Place.”
There is already a Rory Gallagher International Music Festival in Donegal, where Gallagher was born. However, the “A Million Miles Away” musician was raised in Cork and began his music career here.