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Press Articles 2014:



  • 18th December 2014 – Interview by Mark McAvoy with John Spillane, singer-songwriter from Cork – published in the Evening Echo’s Downtown supplement

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Over the years, John has developed quite a penchant for celebrating people and places in his songwriting. Guitar legend Rory Gallagher was also honoured in “A Song For Rory Gallagher”, which featured on John’s album ‘Hey Dreamer’ (2005).

John Spillane voices his support for the ongoing campaign to rename Cork Airport – Cork Rory Gallagher Airport. He insists: “I think it is a fabulous idea and I would be all in favour of renaming the airport after Rory.”












  • 20th November 2014 – “Remembering the Blues King Gallagher” – CORK EVENING ECHO’s Downtown supplement 

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“Today in Cork, the respect and affection that local people still have for Rory is palpable. With murals and other forms of street art adorning parts of the city centre, a new generation has discovered the blues-rock musician and celebrate him. Furthermore, a popular campaign to rename Cork Airport – “Cork Rory Gallagher Airport” is continuing, having received almost 11,000 signatures to an online petition. Rory’s brother and former manager, Dónal Gallagher, describes what Cork meant to Rory. “Emotionally, Cork was home. Rory was home – arriving back at Cork Airport. He should have had so many air-miles for going into and out of Cork Airport. I’d say he would have had somewhere between 20 and 50 trips a year in and out of Cork Airport.”




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  • 24/10/2014 – “Cork Ryanair passengers’ figures set to fall this year”





  • 6th October 2014 – Letter from Canadian Alan Howie published in Cork’s Evening Echo

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  • 8th May 2014 – Radio Interview – “The Opinion Line” with PJ Coogan on Cork’s 96FM





  • 2nd May 2014 – Radio Interview – “The Shaun Doherty Show” on Highland Radio Letterkenny 


  •  1st May 2014 – Radio Interview – “The Neil Prendeville Show” on Cork’s RedFM 



  • 29th April 2014 – Radio Interview on BBC Belfast (together with Rory’s brother Donal) 




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