It’s hard to believe it’s a year since Derek Nally passed away. Tomorrow night Saturday July 16, Ham Sandwich, who Derek managed, will be joined by friends for a tribute concert, which will take place in Whelan’s . of Wexford St, Dublin 2All proceeds from the night will be donated to Derek’s family.
There’s an early start of 7pm and tickets are 15 euro and are available from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078], Tickets.ie & Ticketmaster.ie.
Here’s the official stuff:
Derek worked with the great and the good over the years including Judy Collins, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Bert Jansch, John Cale, Guy Clarke, Townes Van Zandt, John Martyn, Allen Toussaint, Ian Dury & the Blockheads, Alex Chilton, Arlo Guthrie, Booker T, and John Cooper Clarke, to mention just a few. He also managed the acclaimed Irish acts Juliet Turner and Ham Sandwich, steering their careers with remarkable passion and enthusiasm.
Derek was particularly generous with his time when it came to offering advice to up and coming musicians, promoters and managers. His encyclopedic knowledge of music coupled with his straight-forward business ideals served him well in a long and esteemed career. His legacy is a positive example to everyone who works in the music industry.
The band Derek was most closely associated with Ham Sandwich and numerous other friends from the music community will gather together on July 15 in memory and celebration of this legendary figure.
With more names and special guests still being added the line up includes the cream of Irish music: