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Rory Gallagher Music Library

The Rory Gallagher Music Library provides music books, scores, CDs and DVDs, in all genres, classical, choral, traditional, jazz, contemporary, rock & pop for lending, reference and archival purposes.

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Photo courtesy of Stephen Smith.


 Goin' to my Hometown

In 2004 the music library was dedicated to Rory Gallagher and renamed The Rory Gallagher Music Library. Rory Gallagher is widely recognised as one of Ireland's greatest musicians. From his time with Taste, formed in Cork in the1960s until his untimely death in June 1995, Rory, having started out as his brother Donal said 'a student of the blues', became a master of that form. Rory's own musical tastes knew no bounds, although his love of the blues was central to his life and art. Rory's songwriting had its roots not only in the blues, but also in the many crime novels which Rory, a voracious reader, carried with him on tour.

Remembering Rory June 2015

As a special tribute to Rory we added a gallery of previously unseen photographs of Rory and his band taken by Stephen Smith during concerts in Manchester circa 1979. The photographs were kindly donated to us by Stephen, and the original autographed Taste postcards were kindly donated by Willie Martin.

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Rory Gallagher, always remembered and never A Million Miles Away

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Renewals: Want to renew an item you have borrowed? When returning an item you can ask for other borrowed items to be renewed. When not in the library you have the following options:
• Renew items online through our Catalogue, provided you have collected your four-digit PIN (personal identification number) at any of our libraries.
• Speak directly to a member of staff by telephone at 021 4924919 or 4924907, but please remember that items cannot be renewed by leaving a voicemail message.

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