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Ireland’s ambassador to Britain, Daniel Mulhall marked the 40th anniversary of Rory Gallagher’s Irish Tour ’74 at an event at the embassy in London last night.

In related news, Crowley’s Music Store which closed last year and where Rory bought his iconic Fender Stratocaster (above) has reopened as Crowley’s Musician Centre in the Oliver Plunkett Bar, Cork.

Ferrero play though, in fairness.

Previously: A Blue Day For The Blues

Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fender

A Million Miles Away



The former Crowley’s Music Store on Cork’s MacCurtain St today (top) looking neglected and up for sale.

Rory Gallagher purchased his 1961 Fender Stratocaster (centre) in Crowley’s Merchants Quay shop and changed Irish music FOREVER.

In the clip (above) from his 1974 Irish tour documentary Rory is seen sampling the goods in both shops and talking with proprietor Michael Crowley.

Previously: Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fender

Story, Rory?

A Million Miles Away