Rory Gallagher statue set to be erected at Ulster Hall
Rory Gallagher is to immortalised at Belfast's Ulster Hall - the venue that catapulted the musician to worldwide fame.
Belfast City Council's planning committee last night backed an application to erect a statue of the Co Donegal-born musician - who brought fans to the iconic venue in their droves at the height of the Troubles - at the front of the building.
Although the Taste frontman was born in Ballyshannon and later moved to Londonderry, it is Belfast - and particularly the Ulster Hall - is widely recognised as the starting point of his illustrious career.
Gallagher is recognised as one of the greatest blues-rock talents in modern music history.