Welcome to the official website of Rory & The Island.
Rory Gallagher, Lanzarote based Donegal singer-songwriter.
Formerly of The Revs, co-owner and resident musician in the Island Bar, Old Town, Puerto Del Carmen.
Rory & the Island announces return to Dublin
Rory & the Island returns to Dublin on Saturday 11th October 2014 to perform live at the Village on Wexford Street. The gig has been announced due to public demand following his recent sold out Dublin show in April.
The singer-songwriter has had an eventful two years, picking up well over 1 million hits on YouTube after the release of the Donegal anthem ‘Jimmy’s Winning Matches & opening his own live music venue in Lanzarote with his wife Cara. The Island Bar has quickly become known as the number one music bar on the island, receiving the much sought after five star badge on Trip Advisor after just one year in business.
Rory, former front man of Donegal indie/pop/rock trio the Revs, moved to Lanzarote in 2006 following the demise of the band. Since then he has sold in excess of 10, 000 solo albums, notched up over eight top 20 singles and seen some of his songs recorded by artists like Sharon Shannon, Finbar Furey and Wallis Bird.
Gallagher has gone from being a minor pop celebrity in Ireland back in 2002 to becoming a cult artist, slowly carving out an amazing career for himself by flying under the radar while building a genuine following at the same time.
Tickets for Rory & the Island live @ the Village are available from Ticketmaster & wavtickets.ie now
Rory & the Island returns to the UK during the first week of March for a string of six dates.
The ‘Dumb Celebrity’ UK Tour dates are as follows:
01/03: London: Camden Barfly
02/03: Manchester: the Attic
03/03: Brighton: the Brunswick
04/03: Bristol: Mr Wolfs
05/03: Bristol: the Croft
06/03: High Wycombe: Scorpios
For more information: www.otrproductions.co.uk
Rory & the Island’s November Irish tour dates are as follows:
Saturday 10th November, 2012
the Balor Theatre, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal
8pm / €8
Sunday 11th November, 2012
the Green Room, Voodoo, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
8pm / €8
Monday 12th November, 2012
the Derry City Social Club, Derry
Wednesday 14th November, 2012
Friday 16th November, 2012
the Workman’s Club, Dublin
8pm / €7 (Tix available on ticketmaster.ie)
Sunday 18th November, 2012
Crane Lane Theatre, Cork
Monday 19th November, 2012
DCU @ NuBar, Dublin
Tuesday 20th November, 2012
NUIM @ YOURCLUBHOUSE, Maynooth, Kildare
For more info keep an eye on the website and on Facebook.
The online sensation ‘Jimmy’s Winning Matches’ by Rory & the Island has now exceeded 70, 000 views on YouTube in just five days.
The song, a tribute to Jim McGuinness and Donegal 2012 ahead of their All Ireland clash with Cork in the semi final, is a re-working of the original Rory & the Island song ‘Jimmy Selling Watches’.
Check out the video featuring ‘Jimmy Barry Murphy ‘ from Senegal below. The video was shot on Playa Chica in Lanzarote last week.
You can also check out the video for the original ‘Jimmy Selling Watches’ here:
The Rory and the Island online store is now open!
Here you can purchase the brand new album ‘Auntie Depressant & Uncle Hope’.
Check out this picture taken last week when Rory, Ronnie Whelan and Sharon Shannon visited the TV3 studios to promote the single ‘Boys in Green 2012′.
Rory and the Island need a child’s drawing for the cover of the new album “Auntie Depressant and Uncle Hope” … Rory said “i want it to be a drawing of a Man and a Woman on a beach holding hands, a sun in the top corner etc …the more child-like the better! (prob look best using Crayons) . E-mail me a JPEG or something similar. A nice little prize involved for the winner” .. or you can upload entries to http://www.facebook.com/RoryandtheIsland
Here’s one sent in by Marian
Rory and the Island to play Charity Gig to raise funds for Clic Sargent, the hospice that took care of Aidan Duffy who lost his battle against cancer aged 5…Tonight (8.30pm) http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=150202928408865