Guitar legend Rory Gallagher to have new statue at Ulster Hall

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Guitar legend Rory Gallagher to have new statue at  Ulster Hall

Donegal born rock legend Rory Gallagher, is to be honoured with a statue outside Belfast’s Ulster Hall, it has been revealed.
Belfast City Council’s planning committee gave the go ahead on Tuesday night for what will be the third statue of the iconic blues-rock star who was born in Ballyshannon.
The statue will be situated outside the venue where Rory played many gigs in his career.
The Ballyshannon man continued to play many live shows in the North during the Troubles when many performers avoided the region and built a legion of loyal fans during that time.
The decision will now go before the full council for approval.
The blues legend was born in Ballyshannon and later moved to Cork. His success started with his band Taste in the late 1960s.
He passed away in 1995 aged 47.
Gallagher is already honoured by statues in Ballyshannon and Cork and there is also an annual music festival every year in his honour in his Donegal home town.