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Benny Gallagher

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

Scottish folk singer Benny Gallagher is a legend; performing alongside Colin McFarley and Bob Wood, the three shredded their fret boards and belted out soothing and delightful three part harmonies. The house was packed with loyal fans, and I must have been the only one who’d never heard of Gallagher before. He warned us at the beginning of the show that there would be a special surprise, and after playing ‘I Wanna Lay With you For The Rest Of My Life’, a 30 strong children’s choir from Mary Erskin & Stuart Melville joined the trio on stage for their final song. The three legends may be a bit grey, but their fingers were as young and spry as ever.

Acoustic Music Centre at St Brides, 14 Aug, 8.30pm (9.45pm), £10.00 – £12.00, fpp196.
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