Stars shine up for McCullough gig
Quietly revered: Henry McCullough
A special tribute gig for one of Ireland’s most successful and quietly revered musicians will take place on Sunday. A host of Irish and international musicians will participate in the benefit concert for former Wings/Sweeneys Men guitarist Henry McCullough at Dublin’s Vicar Street.
The Portstewart native, whose illustrious career included session work with everyone from Roy Harper to Dr Feelgood, as well as his stint in Paul McCartney’s post-Beatles band, had a heart attack in December that caused permanent damage to his health.
Proceeds from Sunday’s gig – to be headlined by Christy Moore and Declan Sinnott, and featuring a gig by the reformed Sweeney’s Men – will be donated to his continuing medical care.
Also on the bill are The Fleadh Cowboys, Mick Flannery, John Spillane, Jimmy Smith, Honor Heffernan, Johnny Duhan and many more, with MC duties performed by BP Fallon and Ronan Collins. Tickets for A Salute to Henry are still available from Ticketmaster.