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Revs man and Sharon Shannon join forces
The rollicking ‘Viva Lanzarote!' can be downloaded now.
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 21 Feb 2011
Former Revs frontman Rory Gallagher resurfaces this week with ‘Viva Lanzarote!', a rabble rousing song that also features Sharon Shannon and multi-national outfit Skin & Hide.
Available from itunes.apple.com/ie/album/viva-lanzarote-single/id420893394 and also featuring the Michael O’Leary-bating ‘Ryanair Blues’, it’s being used to promote the Lanzarote Matchmaking Festival which takes place in Charlie’s Bar in Puerto Del Carmen from May 14 to 21. See www.charliesholidays.com for further details.
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