Rory & the Island announces one off Dublin show

Rory and the Island has just announced a one off live show in the Workman’s Club in Dublin.

The Donegal singer-songwriter hasn’t played in Ireland since 2012. Otherwise known as one third of the Revs, singer and songwriter of the Donegal anthem ‘Jimmy’s Winning Matches’ and resident musician and co-owner of the Island Bar in Lanzarote, Rory brings his fantastic live show to the Workman’s Club on April 25th 2014.

Tickets are available now via Ticketmaster Ireland. Get them while you can!

To get you in the mood here’s a live favourite that hit the no. 1 spot on the iTunes chart last year

Rory & & the Island – the Ballad of Mad Dog Coll



Congratulations Rory & Cara

There’s an immense feeling of pride around Vox Pop Media towers at the minute.

We have worked with the artist Rory & the Island continuously over the past few years and we have enjoyed every minute of it.

While we will continue to work with Rory on many future projects we are very excited about something Rory and his wife Cara have been working on in Lanzarote…

This weekend the Island Bar in Puerto Del Carmen officially opened it’s doors. We would like to congratulate Rory and Cara and also wish them the best of luck with the venue.

See you all at the Island Bar for a drink in the sun very soon. Viva Lanzarote! :)


Rory & the Island Irish Tour

The sound of ‘Auntie Depressant & Uncle Hope’ seems to fall somewhere between Galway, California, Jamaica and Liverpool…Brilliant. The single ‘Champagne Lifestyle on Coca Cola Wages’ is a wry and witty commentary on fickleness and materialism. The album ‘Auntie Depressant & Uncle Hope is a compelling suite of songs.” – Hotpress Magazine, Dublin.

Rory and the Island tour

Rory & the Island hitting the road in Ireland

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind for Rory & the Island. The Donegal singer-songwriter has hit the no. 1 spot on the iTunes chart twice, has had his song sung by 40, 000 plus people in Croke Park stadium and has appeared on the iTunes charts an overwhelming 700 times.

Rory & the Island is returning to Ireland for a series of live dates in November. Dates are as follows and more information will be added as it comes in:

Saturday 10th November, 2012
the Balor Theatre, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal
8pm / €8

Sunday 11th November, 2012
the Green Room, Voodoo, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
8pm / €8

Monday 12th November, 2012
the Derry City Social Club, Derry

Wednesday 14th November, 2012
Shenanigan’s, Sligo

Friday 16th November, 2012
the Workman’s Club, Dublin
8pm / €7 (Tix available on

Sunday 18th November, 2012
Crane Lane Theatre, Cork
Time TBC

Monday 19th November, 2012
DCU @ NuBar, Dublin

Tuesday 20th November, 2012
NUIM @ YOURCLUBHOUSE, Maynooth, Kildare

Rory & the Island feat Jimmy from Senegal goes viral!

At the end of last week Rory & the Island uploaded the video ‘Jimmy’s Winning Matches’ to YouTube. The video, a tribute to Jim McGuinness and the Donegal football team, features Jimmy Barry Murphy from Senegal who was the inspiration for the original track ‘Jimmy Selling Watches’.

The video has since gone viral with over 60,000 views in less than four days.

Surely this will be an anthem for fans as Donegal face Cork in the All Ireland semi-final at Croke Park on Sunday 26th of August.



Check out the video for the original ‘Jimmy Selling Watches’ here:


Rory & the Island UK Release

Rory and the Island has just just released the single ‘Champagne Lifestyle on Coca Cola Wages’ in the UK. This is Rory’s debut UK release.

Watch the video below and request the song on your favourite UK radio station!


Rory and the Island will soon be announcing details of a UK and Ireland tour for October and November.

The physical album ‘Auntie Depressant & Uncle Hope’ is available to buy here and at all good record stores.

‘Champagne Lifestyle on Coca Cola Wages’ is available from iTunes now.


Boys in Green 2012 Success

Achieving 46 Irish Chart Appearances in less than two months…

Over 20,000 YouTube views…

Boys in Green 2012 by Rory and the Island featuring Sharon Shannon has created a bit of a buzz for the Euros!

And it’s all for charity…

MGA Ireland will receive every cent raised from sales of Boys in Green 2012. The charity’s patron Ronnie Whelan has backed the single.

Sharon Shannon, Ronnie Whelan and Rory Gallagher (Rory and the Island) at TV3 studios

To download the single click here

To watch the video on YouTube click here

Boys in Green @ No. 5 on Irish download Chart

It was celebration time at Vox Pop Media towers this week as Rory and the Island and Sharon Shannon went in to number five on the Irish download charts with the Euro 2012 anthem “Boys in Green”.

To download the track from iTunes click here.

All proceeds go to MGA Ireland.

Thanks to all for their support so far.

Rory and the Island single now on iTunes

Rory and the Island’s release of Jimmy Selling Watches / Overground Artist was unfortunately delayed due to problems with the digital upload to iTunes.

However, you can now download the single from iTunes by clicking HERE!

It is now only two weeks until Rory is back in Ireland for some live dates and a promo tour. For more info and availability please get in touch: / (0044) 07723861184


Rory & the Island Live Dates

Rory and the Island has announced a few live shows for Ireland in April. 

Rory and the Island has announced Irish dates

Admission to the Roisin Dubh (upstairs) gig on April 12 is €5 and tickets will be available on the door on the night. The same goes for the Kilcar Parish Hall event on April 13.

Tickets for the Workman’s Club in Dublin are priced at €7 and are available from Ticketmaster and on the door on the night.

Rory will also be making various radio and TV appearances throughout the week to support the release of Rory and the Island’s debut album ‘Auntie Depressant and Uncle Hope’. Rory will also announce some instore gigs soon. Keep an eye on this site and on Rory and the Island’s Facebook page for more information.




Rory & the Island on the RTE Radio 1 playlist

Thanks to RTE Radio 1 for adding the current Rory and the Island single ‘Jimmy Selling Watches’ to their daytime playlist.

It is also great to see the Aftermath with their fabulous track ‘In Loneliness Lives Love’ featuring on the playlist.

We will be announcing details of some Rory and the Island live dates here tomorrow.

Check out the video for ‘Jimmy Selling Watches’…