A combination of a Hawaiian guitar player, and Lonnie Donegan song books helped to get the Irish rock star started.

Rory Gallagher describes how he learned to play guitar and talks about his early influences.

I remember seeing a guitar in the house a musician had left it there once. You know I was fascinated by it. Any ways as luck would have when I was around nine I got an acoustic guitar.   

In Profile : Rory Gallagher was broadcast on 14 June 1995