The campaign to acquire funds for a Gary Moore statue came to light at the end of last year. Irish sculptor Sean MacCarthy has been appointed for the Belfast endeavour.
The acclaimed Cork artist has a renowned portfolio of outstanding works. According to the Independent, MacCarthy’s portfolio includes the Christy Ring statue at Cork Airport and the Bill Clinton statue at Ballybunion, Co Kerry.
This statue will be crafted in several stages and work is expected to commence soon. Fundraising for anticipated tribute piece will be officially launched on Friday, April 12. To mark the event there’s a special memorial show at the Belfast Empire Music Hall.
The line-up includes Thin Lizzy guitarist Eric Bell and his band; the Patricia Moore Band, featuring bassist to the stars Jerome Rimson; Sam Davidson’s Taste and Gerry Quigley & The Durty Blues Band.
Organisers have said there will be “encore of the night” when all of the musicians will be invited back on stage for “an epic improvised blues jam”.
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