A very satisfying time-lapse video (with equally pleasing speeded-up carpentry sound effects) of luthier Patrick Hufschmid creating the neck and body of one of his hand-built electric guitars, a gig at which he is no slouch.
The late guitarist Rory Gallagher is to be honoured with a new statue outside the Ulster Hall in Belfast, where he performed many times over the years and where there’s already a plaque in his honour.
Gallagher’s birthplace of Ballyshannon in Donegal has a life-sized bronze statue, while Cork where he was raised, named Rory Gallagher Place after him in 1997. There have also been several commissioned street-art tributes, plaques and a bid by citizens to rename the airport after him.
Liam Carey writes:
I know you don’t normally do this but my guitar (above) was stolen from the boot of my car about two weeks ago. My car was parked on Jervis Street, Dublin 1. It’s not very expensive but has sentimental value.
I was learning to play and it was given to me by a friend. It’s hard to find an exact replacement online. I’m not holding out much hope but would appreciate any help! Many thanks…