Competition - win classic Rory Gallagher albums on vinyl
March 2nd 2018 would have been Rory Gallagher’s 70th birthday, and to celebrate the occasion, the man's entire solo catalogue is being reissued on remastered CD and 180-gram vinyl LP - better still, we've got some choice Gallagher vinyl to give away!
For the first time, Gallagher's whole body of solo work is being made available globally on one record label, Universal, who landed the rights to Rory's solo output in 2017. They're working closely with Rory's brother Donal Gallagher, director of the Rory Gallagher estate, on the extensive reissue series.
"My only sibling wasn’t one for birthdays," says Donal Gallagher, "but his birthdate gives us a good reason to celebrate Rory's music and legacy."
To be released on CD and vinyl LP on 16 March 2018, the series includes all of Gallagher's solo work, with titles including Against The Grain, BBC Sessions (2CD only), Blueprint, Calling Card, Defender, Deuce, Fresh Evidence, Irish Tour ’74, Jinx, Live In Europe, Notes From San Francisco, Photo Finish, Rory Gallagher, Stage Struck, Tattoo, Top Priority and Wheels Within Wheels (vinyl coming soon).
It gets better - RTÉ Culture has copies of five of the vinyl re-reissues to give away to one lucky reader - to be in with a chance to win, follow RTÉ Culture on Twitter or Facebook and tell us this:
What year was Rory Gallagher born in?
Send us your answer, along with the hashtag #RTERoryGallagher before 6pm next Monday evening, March 5th 2018. The usual terms and conditions apply.
Now get cracking - and the very best of luck!