To celebrate the release of Rory’s 50th Anniversary Box Set of his eponymous debut album (1971-2021), the Rory Gallagher tribute band Band Of Friends fronted by Gerry McAvoy (the original bass guitarist on Rory’s debut album), will perform a unique one-off livestream show to celebrate the launch of the 50th Anniversary performing key songs from the album.

The 30-minute livestream performance will take place at 6pm BST on Thursday September 9th via Rory Gallagher’s official Facebook page and  YouTube Channel.

Featuring 5 discs, the 50th Anniversary Box Set of Rory’s eponymous 1971 debut album includes 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 the Seventies session tracks, all mastered at Abbey Road Studios.  

Also included, a previously unreleased 50-minute DVD of Rory’s first-ever solo concert which was filmed in Paris, for the “Pop Deux” TV show.

Watch “Rory Gallagher’s 50th Anniversary Edition UnboxingVideo HERE.

Rory’s box set is available to pre-order at

Rory 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 at