We are Lauren and Rain, two academic researchers and Rory Gallagher devotees, based in Cardiff (UK) and Sydney (Australia).
We were tired of this quite frankly wrong narrative that has been peddled for years, as well as the many insensitive or inaccurate comments that we often encountered about Rory during this period of his life. So, in November 2021, we decided to do something about it by setting up the Rewriting Rory blog, which draws attention to these overlooked last ten years of Rory's career (1985-1995).
With our monthly blog posts, we aim to 'rewrite' Rory's narrative by shining a positive light on his later performances and music and dispelling myths surrounding his life. Through new research and interviews, we seek to ensure that Rory's story is rewritten into the deserved one, the definitive one, recognising, for the first time, his later-day achievements and demonstrating all that he continued to accomplish, despite his personal struggles.
We hope you enjoy our posts 💗
To find out more about how this blog came about, read Lauren's story.
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