Duane Gallagher

Musician / Group

Hailing from Sligo, situated on the Atlantic North-west coast Of Ireland Duane Gallagher has etched a career to date as a session musician, playing with a collective of local musicians at home and abroad. After spending years indulging in bands like Metallica, Thin Lizzy, and Iron Maiden, Gallagher now finds himself on the pathway to achieving his ultimate dream of creating and producing his own music. During his teens, Duane played with local bands such as Those Nervous Animals, and was also a member of local legendary band Legacy, whose music was the soundtrack to the nineties for most local metal-heads.

In 2005, Gallagher realised in order to pursue a creative career he would need the professional tools of a musician, and completed a Certificate in Music Studies in the University of Ulster, Magee Co. Derry. For the past four years he has lived a secluded life in the hills of North Sligo at the foot of Ben Bulben. Winters were spent in hibernation, song writing and putting together a collective of local musicians to rehearse his music.

Gallagher has spent the last few years playing on the live scene in Sligo and elsewhere, as well as collaborating with other Musicians, namely recording with Yngve Wieland of the Space to Be Yourself Collective. He has played with Sligo based musician and producer Seamie O’ Dowd on numerous projects, and also toured with George Hamilton IV (Ambassador of Country Music) and legendary Irish Country singer Sandy Kelly.

The Model is one of Ireland’s leading Contemporary Arts Centres, and a key live music venue in Sligo. It houses a 240 seat Black Box Theatre and a smaller acoustic room and regularly hosts music of all genres. The venue also has a café, galleries and a cinema.