- 04 Apr 22
The life and music of beloved blues figure Rab McCullough will be celebrated at a special concert on April 14th.
In honour of the late Belfast musician Rab McCullough, a special tribute concert is set to be held on April 14th at the Empire Music Hall, where McCullough held a 21 year residency - the longest in Northern Ireland's history.
McCullough was the heart of the Belfast blues scene. His passion for music helped to encourage countless young players to pursue passions of their own.
Throughout his illustrious career he shared stages with AC/DC, Rory Gallagher, Van Morrison, Cream, The Rolling Stones, and Jimi Hendrix.
The Belfast community was devastated when McCullough passed away from cardiac arrest last year. Since his passing, tributes have poured in from those on the world stage and in the local community whom he touched with his music.
"My dad was a very humble man," says Rab’s son James. "He never wanted any fuss or spotlight shone on him. He gave so much, so willingly of himself and never asked for anything in return. He lived and breathed music and was a family man through and through. He touched so many lives and brought people together with his music and his actions, always putting others first."
"As a family, we have been so heartened to hear from so many people from right across the world about the impact that Rab had on their lives. This special event will be a real celebration of his life and music and – we hope – a springboard to continue to honour his lasting legacy."
The Special Memorial Concert for Rab McCullough will take place on Thursday April 14th upstairs at The Empire Music Hall, Belfast.
Tickets for the event are available here.