TG4 are showing a great documentary on the iconic Rory Gallagher tonight
An icon. Don't miss it.
When it comes to the discussion about the most gifted Irish musicians, the name of Rory Gallagher will always feature in the debate. In fact, you could argue that he's the greatest Irish musician of all time as his unique style continues to be unparalleled.
Well, TG4 will be showing a documentary about the life and music of the Irish rock 'n roll icon.
Directed by Ian Thuillier, the film is a portrait of the late lamented musician Rory Gallagher. It investigates the timeless qualities of the "Gentleman", his music and the unique approach of this authentic guitar hero.
Gallagher's contribution to rock music has had a significant impact on both musicians and music fans around the world, despite his untimely death at the age of 47.
The documentary features rare performances from Rory's formative years with his first band, Taste, while also documenting Gallagher's 25 year solo career as he single-handedly spearheaded the Irish rock movement, blazing a trail for other Irish rock bands including Thin Lizzy, U2, and more.
In terms of its narrative style, the feature has contributions from those who knew him best - Donal Gallagher (his brother and manager), his former band members, and more.
Aside from this, Cameron Crowe, Bill Wymam, The Edge, Johnny Marr, and Slash are all featured.
Rory Gallagher: Ghost Blues airs on TG4 at 9:30pm.
Take a look at what's in store.
Clip via Eagle Rock