You will hear a great selection of Gary’s own songs, along with classic blues from the legends which inspired him so much over the years, and of course some original songs, blues, rock and progressive rock, inspired so much by the legend himself.
We know that each and every song will touch your soul in some way, we are proud to introduce the lineup to you:
- Sam Davidson's Taste (Belfast)
- Gerry Quigley & The Nomadic Druids
- Eric Bell Trio (Belfast)
- Patricia Moore Band (UK)
Opening the show at 8pm will be well-known Belfast guitarist/vocalist Sam Davidson fronted the band “John Wilson’s Taste” with John Wilson, original Taste drummer with Rory Gallagher. Since John retired not too long ago, Sam being a lifelong fan of Rory Gallagher and he loves playing Rory’s music so much that he has continued to honor the music with his own band “Sam Davidson’s Taste”.
The lineup now features lifelong friends and top class musicians Lyn McMullan on drums and Albert Mills on bass. Festival favourites and highly sought after blues festival favourites, we are honoured to have Sam Davidson’s Taste with us to open the show with a great mix of Gary Moore songs and classic blues to get the party started !
The Nomadic Druids instrumental Progressive Celtic Rock will take you on a journey. It will tell you a story and at times it may even take you away to another world. Hypnotic, mesmerising and jaw-dropping are all words used to describe their live shows.
Gary Moore is one of Gerry Quigley’s major guitar influences and was the first guitar player he ever saw in his life. At 10 years old Gerry was captivated as he watched Gary play with Skid Row, rehearsing day after day in the Quigley house. As too did Thin Lizzy in their early years. When Gerry had lessons a couple of years later with Thin Lizzy’s Eric Bell the first thing he wanted to practice when he got home was how to bend those notes. You will hear Gary’s influence right away in Gerry’s playing, it’s unmistakable.
“Exquisite progressive rock guitar mastery”-Blues Matters magazine UK 2017
Of course you will also hear a Gary Moore tribute in the mix where you least expect it, madness is also possible. To be sure, to be sure!
With Frank McNally on Vocals/Bass, John Connolly on drums and Sharon Quigley on Keyboards, Gerry and his band are honored to be part of this very special show. Prepare to be captivated!
A guitarist who needs no introduction – the legendary founding member of Tni Lizzy and his band, who will be with us as part of their Thin Lizzy 50th anniversary tour will play a very special set to honor and remember Gary. With long-time band members Romek Parol on drums, and Dave Wintour on bass, this is Eric’s touring band who have been playing some great shows and festivals around Ireland, UK and Europe over the past few years including a knockout show at Sweden Rock Festival last year.
When you hear Eric play those first few notes, you just know you are in th presence of something special. Eric and his band really will transport you back in time to that magical 70’s era where the nation’s youth lived and breathed for their music, a time when it seemed the music was everywhere, the music was our soul, the music gave us the meaning of life!
This will be a very special show for Eric, who will be honoring Gary as a long-time respected friend.
An immensely talented blues/folk/rock artist in her own right, with a deep and powerful, emotional and soulful voice, Gary’s youngest sister Patricia will be rocking the stage with a great selection of Gary’s own songs to honour this very special occasion.
Featuring rhythm master Jimmy Howlett (UK) rocking it on drums, a sought-after session drummer who has also played with many touring UK bands including Opaque, Calamity Jane, Chronic Mishaps, Super-8’s, versatility and experience like no other, Jimmy is the man! Along with Frank McNally on bass, Albert Cullen on guitar and Sharon Quigley on keys who will all be doing Gary proud.
We can’t wait to hear Patricia and her band – it really will be something special .