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Gig to raise funds for statue tribute honouring Gary Moore


Belfast boy: Gary Moore

Belfast boy: Gary Moore

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Belfast boy: Gary Moore

Fans of legendary Belfast rocker Gary Moore are to start fundraising for a memorial statue in his honour in the new year.

The former Thin Lizzy guitarist, who grew up in the Newtownards Road area in the east of the city, was found dead in a hotel room on the Costa del Sol in 2011, aged 58.

A campaign to raise money for a statue will be launched on April 12 with a memorial show at The Empire Music Hall.

Those performing include original 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.

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