A celebration of the music played by broadcaster Gerry Anderson and his support for local musicians on his BBC Radio Ulster/Foyle show will be held in the BBC’s Blackstaff studios on Tuesday, October 28.
A host of artists and bands who featured on Gerry’s show will play at the special two-hour live concert on the day that would’ve been Gerry’s 70th birthday. Gerry Kelly will introduce the star-studded line-up that includes actress and singer Bronagh Gallagher, Best Boy Grip, Sean Donnelly, soprano Margaret Keys, Anthony Toner, The Henry Girls, Kieran Goss, The Mighty Mojos and Paul Casey.
As well as performing some of their most recognised tracks, the artists will also be recalling their own memories and anecdotes about Gerry and the influence he had in their music and careers.
Tickets for Remembering Gerry: An Evening of Music are complimentary and are available from today, Monday, October 06 and will be allocated by random draw. Ticket applications can be made online at bbc.co.uk/tickets until Friday, October 17 at 5.00pm. No applications will be accepted after this closing date and duplicate applications will not be considered. A limit of two tickets per person.
Bronagh Gallagher said: “Gerry was always so supportive and kind to me from I first met him in my teens. He regularly played our music on his show and championed our songs.”
The two-hour concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio Ulster/Foyle from 8.00pm on Tuesday, October 28.
It will be part of a special week of programming on TV and radio in tribute to the late BBC Northern Ireland broadcaster.
Full details of these will be released at a later date,