Music legend Benny set for Gallagher Gathering event

Music legend Benny set for Gallagher Gathering event
Music legend and one half of hit makers, Gallagher and Lyle, Benny Gallagher will perform in Donegal as part of the Gallagher Clan Gathering event later this year.

Music legend and one half of hit makers, Gallagher and Lyle, Benny Gallagher will perform in Donegal as part of the Gallagher Clan Gathering event later this year.

The song writer and perform penned world wide hits such as “Breakaway” is set to bring it unique talents to a live performance in Dunlewey in September.

As well as the concert he will conduct a songwriters workshop as part of the 2nd Gallagher Global Gathering.

The concert will take place in the Dunlewey Centre, on Saturday 14th September 2013 at 8.00 p.m. with the Loch Altán Hotel, Gortahork being the venue for the workshop on the following day, Sunday 15th September.

The 2nd Gallagher Global Gathering will run from September 6 to 15 and be based in the Loch Altán Hotel. This follows the first very successful Gallagher Global Gathering held in 2007 when 1488 Gallaghers came together in Letterkenny to celebrate their heritage and in the process set a Guinness World Record for the most people of the same surname being in the same place at the same time.

The committee say Benny’s participation will add another great element to this year’s event and what is a very busy programme of events.

Benny Gallagher is renowned as part the singer/songwriting partnership, Gallagher & Lyle, whose career took off when they were signed by The Beatles to write for Apple Records’ artists, which included Mary Hopkin. By 1970, they formed the band McGuinness Flint and wrote the UK chart hit “When I’m Dead and Gone”. In 1972 the Gallagher & Lyle partnership was formed and they went on to great chart success both with their own records and by having their songs performed by artists such as Art Garfunkel with “Breakaway”.

He has recorded with Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Pete Townsend, Ronnie Lane, Ronnie Wood, Gary Brooker, Georgie Fame and Mary Hopkin.

Benny will be joined in concert by among others, Frank Gallagher, a world famous record producer and arranger, who is also a multi-talented musician. He has worked with such luminaries as Dame Shirley Bassey, Charlotte Church, Opera Babes, the Celtic Tenors, Ronan Keating and Maire Brennan, James Galway and Phil Coulter.

Tickets for the concert are E10.00, book via the Dunlewey Centre, and the Writers Workshop is E25.00 perperson, which can be booked at the Loch Altan Hotel. Further information on www.gallagherclan.org