Legendary Irish musician Rory Gallagher saw off some tough competition on a recent Newstalk FM listeners poll to decide who is Ireland’s greatest musician through the ages.
Born in Donegal, raised in Cork, and found fame in London; Gallagher formed the band ‘Taste’ in the late ’60s before embarking on a hugely successful solo career until his death in 1995 from complications following surgery. Having sold over 30million copies of his albums worldwide, it’s rumoured that Jimi Hendrix considered Gallagher to be the world’s best guitarist.
Newstalk Listeners voted through a lot of incredible Irish artists, and frankly, they’re all incredible. So we’ve decided to take a look through the runners-up of the poll, and some honorable mentions!