Live in Europe – Rory Gallagher

Live in Europe – Rory Gallagher

Released on 14th May 1972, so 50 years ago today! I bought it with money from my first summer job. We didn’t have a record shop in our town so I had to hitch-hike 12 miles to Kells, the nearest town with a record shop. I must have done some persuading to get my...
Reverb Units

Reverb Units

My first one was a WEM Watkins Copycat. I’d been waiting ages to get one (at a price I could afford back then). Imagine my excitement when I did manage to track one down. I couldn’t wait to try it out. Shortly after buying it, we had a gig and I proudly...

Merry Christmas 2021

As John Lennon wrote: So this is ChristmasAnd what have you doneAnother year overAnd a new one just begun It might not be Christmas just yet, and we’ll have to wait a little longer before we can close the book on 2021, but I can well imagine that many will be...

Peter Green – Born On This Day

Peter Green – born on this day back in 1946. He’s right up there with Rory as one of my favourite guitarists. This upload has the vinyl crackles and all, which is the way I listened to it (over and over). I found it on a Decca Records album called ”...

Cavan Day 2021

It was a real honour and a privilege to have Mick as a ‘special guest’ for the Beyond The Tears CD release party. It was a fun night. We played some tracks off the CD and some covers, including the one we uploaded today especially for Cavan Day. The man...